NBC Sports has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television – Live Racing Programming for its broadcast of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, the NTRA, Daily Racing Form and National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced Wednesday. NBC Sports has also won the Television Features Media Eclipse Award for the NBCSN telecast of “My Kentucky Home,” about renowned broadcaster Tom Hammond. Daily Racing Form has won the Media Eclipse Award in the Audio and Multi-Media Internet category for “Chasing Man o’ War’s Ghost,” by Barbara Livingston.
“More than 50 cameras were deployed to showcase a tremendous week of racing beneath the famed Twin Spires at Churchill Downs,” Rob Hyland, coordinating producer of NBC Sports Group’s horse racing coverage, said of the Derby broadcasts. “Our production team takes tremendous pride in covering horse racing’s biggest events. Our presentation of Always Dreaming’s Kentucky Derby victory and all the pageantry surrounding the first Saturday in May was a great way to start our Triple Crown season.”
The Media category winners will be presented their trophies at the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards dinner and ceremony, which will be held Thursday, Jan. 25, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.