01/03/2013 4:46PM

Keeneland joins list of sponsors for Eclipse Awards


Keeneland Association has reached an agreement to become an “official partner” of the Eclipse Awards ceremony, scheduled for Jan. 19 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., the event’s organizers announced on Thursday.

Under the agreement, any connections that recipients of Eclipse Awards have to Keeneland will be announced during the ceremony, the organizers said. For example, if a horse nominated  for an Eclipse Award was sold at a Keeneland auction, that sale will be announced.

The agreement will also include signage at Eclipse-themed events in the week leading up to the ceremony, the release from the organizers said.

The Eclipse Awards are presented by Daily Racing Form, the Breeders' Cup, and the Stronach Group. Along with Keeneland, other official partners of the Eclipse Awards include Adequan, Besilu Stables, Kendall-Jackson, NOA Watches, and Roberts Communications. The ceremony will be broadcast live on HRTV and on DRF.com.