There will be a slight lack of sports coverage over the next couple days as Cecil Scene goes on the road. We are heading to California for the Eclipse Awards.
And, yes, there are Media Eclipse Awards and they are given at the same ceremony. Here is a little primer if you just jumped in at the quarter-pole and have no idea who anyone is.
Team Valor owns Animal Kingdom. The elite racing partnership is the brainchild of racing-writer-turned-Derby-winner Barry Irwin. After the 2010 racing season concluded, he made the bold move of putting all U.S.-based horses owned by Team Valor under the tutelage of trainer Graham Motion. Irwin liked the remote training center environment offered by Fair Hill and he like Motion’s style of training. Team Valor bought a vacant barn, updated it, upgraded it and Cecil County picked up more than twenty new equine residents. Team Valor is nominated as top owner.
Please follow our coverage. Maybe some Cecil County residents can bring home some prestigious hardware from today’s award ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Wish ‘em luck.