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Voting for NTRA 2017 Moment of the Year

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:43 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Voting is open for the Moment of the Year.
https://www.ntra.com/eclipse-awards/201 ... f-the-year.
There are, of course, many great races to vote for, but I chose the fire at San Luis Rey.
That may be a grim choice, compared to the happiness great race performances can bring us. But this was an event that has impacted the whole industry; 46 horses died, hundreds of workers lost everything they owned, a major training/stabling facility is out of commission for who knows how long, the racehorses lost will affect the fields for races, especially in California. And hundreds of volunteers showed up from everywhere to help the displaced/injured horses and people. The way the people in the racing industry pulled together was such a good thing, in the middle of such a horrible event.

Re: Voting for NTRA 2017 Moment of the Year

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:51 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Geez, five of those moments have to do with people or horses dying. 2017 really was a horrible year.

Re: Voting for NTRA 2017 Moment of the Year

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:49 pm
by stark
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Voting is open for the Moment of the Year.
https://www.ntra.com/eclipse-awards/201 ... f-the-year.
There are, of course, many great races to vote for, but I chose the fire at San Luis Rey.
On a somewhat related note, a tweet from SoCal....

Bob Ike
‏@bobike1

Here's hoping https://twitter.com/BH_JBalan will get consideration for a special media Eclipse Award for his coverage of the SLR fire and its aftermath. Really great work.

https://twitter.com/bobike1/status/948931095835246592

Re: Voting for NTRA 2017 Moment of the Year

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:48 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
stark wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Voting is open for the Moment of the Year.
https://www.ntra.com/eclipse-awards/201 ... f-the-year.
There are, of course, many great races to vote for, but I chose the fire at San Luis Rey.
On a somewhat related note, a tweet from SoCal....

Bob Ike
‏@bobike1

Here's hoping https://twitter.com/BH_JBalan will get consideration for a special media Eclipse Award for his coverage of the SLR fire and its aftermath. Really great work.

https://twitter.com/bobike1/status/948931095835246592
Yes, truly great work by Mr. Balan. I also hope the barn workers get some sort of Eclipse recognition.

Re: Voting for NTRA 2017 Moment of the Year

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:52 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
Sparrow Castle wrote:Geez, five of those moments have to do with people or horses dying. 2017 really was a horrible year.
Perhaps for that very reason, I voted for Lady Eli and her wonderful return from laminitis. That's an uplifting, hopeful story. Although I'm tempted to vote for Penny Chenery, Ben's Cat, and the SLR fire, I just couldn't vote for something sad.

In truth, I think the moment of the year was when those backstretch workers saved hundreds of horses by letting them out of their stalls.