Eclipse Awards: (1971-Present): Award of Merit

1976 – Jack J. Dreyfus
1977 – Steve Cauthen
1978 – Ogden Mills (Dinny) Phipps
1979 – Frank E. (Jimmy) Kilroe
1980 – John D. Shapiro
1981 – William Shoemaker
1984 – John Gaines
1985 – Keene Daingerfield
1986 – Herman Cohen
1987 – J.B. Faulconer
1988 – John Forsythe
1989 – Michael Sandler
1990 – Warner L. Jones
1991 – Fred W. Hooper
1992 – Joe Hirsch / Robert P. Strub
1993 – Paul Mellon
1994 – Alfred G. Vanderbilt
1995 – James E. “Ted” Bassett III
1996 – Allen Paulson
1997 – Bob and Beverly Lewis
1998 – D. G. Van Clief, Jr.
1999 – No award presented
2000 – Jim McKay
2001 – Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. / Pete Pederson
2002 – Ogden Phipps / Howard Battle
2003 – Richard L. Duchossois
2004 – Oaklawn Park/The Cella Family
2005 – Helen “Penny” Chenery
2006 – John A. Nerud
2007 – No award presented
2008 – Alice Headley Chandler
2009 – William S. Farish, Lane’s End Farm
2010 – Claiborne Farm/Marylou Whitney
2011 – W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell
2012 – Nick Nicholson
2013 – D. Wayne Lukas
2014 – Tom Durkin
2015 – Leonard Lavin