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Demonstrative runs away with Eclipse Award
DEMONSTRATIVE LEFT HIS NSA competitors in its wake in winning its first Eclipse Award for trainer Richard Valentine, who conditioned his first winner of Thoroughbred racings highest honor. - photo by C-I photo by Lindsay Jennings
As solid as Demonstrative was over the race course in 2014, the winner of the National Steeplechase Association’s Lonesome Glory Award was even more dominant in the voting booth. Owned by Jacqueline Ohrstrom and trained by Richard Valentine, Demonstrative was the runaway winner for steeplechase horse at Saturday evening at the 44th annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group. The Eclipse Awards, held at Gulfstream Park, honor excellence in Thoroughbred racing and are voted on by representatives of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form (DRF) and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB).