Foaling story wins Media Eclipse Award

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Updated: December 27, 2012

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Daily Racing Form’s Glenye Cain Oakford
has been voted the 2012 Media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media Internet
category for “Zenyatta: Wait for First Foal Combines Science, Art and
Anticipation.” The story appeared on drf.com on February 28.

“I’m thrilled. It’s tremendously energizing and heartening to earn this
recognition from one’s colleagues, and I will treasure it,” said Oakford, who
is senior bloodstock correspondent for Daily Racing Form. “But what makes this
most special to me is that the Eclipse Award is also the racehorses’
championship. To be placed in their company is very humbling and an honor
indeed.”

Oakford developed a multi-media project to document the birth of the first
foal of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta. It brought to light the people
involved in thoroughbred foaling which often happens late at night.

“Night-watching during foaling season might look like someone just sitting
around in a barn all night, but in fact it’s a season-long test of endurance
that is fraught with tension and worry,” said Oakford. “Still, it’s also about
sweet anticipation, and the reward is so obvious when a mare delivers her foal
safely. The public doesn’t often get to see that drama, and I hoped through
the video and story they could. I’m very grateful to Eduardo and night-
watchman Troy Saylor for telling that story so eloquently and in such
touching, honest, personal terms.”

Oakford filmed, produced and narrated the work of Eduardo Terrazas and his
night-watchman Saylor at Terrazas Thoroughbreds in assisting in the birth of a
new foal.

The Eclipse Awards are voted upon by the National Thoroughbred Racing
Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters.
The 42nd annual Eclipse Awards will be presented on Saturday, January 19 at
Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla.