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"Old Friends" and "Racing To The Table" Selected As Book Of The Year Award Finalists By Foreword

LEXINGTON, KY - Eclipse Press, the book publishing division of Blood-Horse Publications, proudly announces that two of its recent publications, Old Friends: Visits with My Favorite Thoroughbreds and Racing to the Table: A Culinary Tour of Sporting America have been selected as Book of the Year award finalists by Foreword magazine. Foreword's Book of the Year awards recognize excellence in publishing from independent presses.

First, second and third place award winners in forty seven categories will be announced at a special program at BookExpo America in Los Angeles on Friday, May 30th, 2003.

"We are thrilled that two of our most successful titles have been selected by Foreword," commented Jackie Duke, editor of Eclipse Press. "Old Friends, with photographs and essays by Eclipse Award-winner Barbara Livingston, sold out in two months and is now in its second printing. And people who love good food and horseracing can't seem to get enough of Racing to the Table."

Eclipse Press is dedicated to the enjoyment and welfare of the horse. Titles range from practical aspects of hands-on horsemanship to equine art and retrospectives on the great Thoroughbred racehorses.

For more information on Eclipse Press, visit Eclipse Press books are sold through Exclusively Equine at and are available through other fine book sellers.

Blood-Horse Publications is a multimedia publishing company that traces it roots to 1916. Blood-Horse Publications' flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, is the Thoroughbred industry's premier source for racing and breeding news and information, and the oldest continually published North American Thoroughbred magazine. Blood-Horse Publications also publishes The Horse, a monthly equine health care magazine; the official Kentucky Derby and World Thoroughbred Championships/Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; Keeneland magazine; and the Eclipse Awards program. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also operates Exclusively Equine, its e-commerce and mail-order catalogue division; and a family of leading Web sites including and


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