12/30/2010 3:01PM

Horse Racing Radio Network earns Eclipse Award


The Horse Racing Radio Network has won the 2010 media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media Internet category for its Breeders’ Cup broadcast.

HRRN’s 10-hour coverage of the 2010 event at Churchill Downs featured news, features, analysis, and minute-to-minute coverage from the paddock and racetrack. Adam Frenier and John Edwards produced the broadcast, which was hosted by HRRN president Mike Penna. Also on the broadcast team were announcers Jude Feld and Kurt Becker, paddock reporter Sean Clancy, and paddock commentator Roy Steele.

Honorable mention in the category went to ESPN Radio for its live coverage of the 2010 Kentucky Derby. ESPN Radio won the award in 2009.

The judging panel consisted of Turf writer Mike Kane, WFAN New York radio host and SNY-TV commentator Marc Malusis, and Emerald Downs director of broadcast publicity Joe Withee.

Daily Racing Form , the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters present the Eclipse Awards. Winners will receive their awards on Jan. 17 at the 40th annual banquet at the Fontainebleau-Miami Beach in Florida.