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Wise Dan won his second straight edition of the Breeders' Cup Mile (above) in 2013. Will he bring home a second consecutive Horse of the Year title on Saturday night? (Photo by Eclipse Sportswire)

2,984,000: Dollars earned in 2013 by Horse of the Year finalist Mucho Macho Man, the most by any American Thoroughbred.

43: Years of the Eclipse Awards.

36: Nominees for Eclipse Awards in 12 Thoroughbred categories.

15: Nominees for Eclipse Awards in five human categories.

13: Three-year-olds who have won Horse of the Year, as Will Take Charge is attempting.

11: Starts in 2013 by Will Take Charge, finalist in the 3-year-old male category, the most of any finalist.

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Will Take Charge (left) winning the Clark Handicap. (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography)

11: Eclipse Awards already earned for outstanding trainer by the 2013 candidates in that category: Bob Baffert (3), Bill Mott (3) and Todd Pletcher (5).

11: 2013 Breeders’ Cup winners, out of 14 possible, among the Eclipse Award finalists.

6: Horses that have won multiple Horse of the Year titles (Secretariat, Forego [3 times], Affirmed, John Henry, Cigar and Curlin), as Wise Dan is attempting after receiving the honor last year.

6: Age of Wise Dan in 2013, oldest among Horse of the Year candidates.

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Wise Dan won the Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland in the spring. (Keeneland photo)

6: Eclipse Awards given in six Media categories, previously announced: Audio/Multi-Media Internet (The New York Times), Feature/Commentary Writing (Marty McGee), Live Programming (NBC Sports), News/Enterprise Writing (Marcus Hersh), Photography (Jamie Radosevich-Hernandez) and Television Features (HRTV).

3: Age of Will Take Charge in 2013, youngest among Horse of the Year candidates.

2: Starts in 2013 by Secret Circle, finalist in the male sprinter category, the fewest of any finalist.

2: Special Eclipse Award winners, previously announced – D. Wayne Lukas (Award of Merit) and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (Special Award).

1: Horse of the Year, the night’s marquee honor, awarded at the show’s conclusion.

The 43rd annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, airs live Saturday night from 8-11 EST (5-8 p.m. PST) on HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports. HRTV will also offer a half-hour Eclipse Awards recap show at 11 p.m. EST (8 p.m. PST). Live coverage of the ceremony will also be available via DRF.com and HRTV.com. 

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Jim Mulvihill

Jim Mulvihill is director of media and industry relations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Prior to joining the NTRA, he served as communications and pari-mutuel marketing manager at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, a Churchill Downs Inc. company in New Orleans.

Mulvihill has served in a variety of public relations positions within and outside of Thoroughbred racing, including roles at the New Orleans Museum of Art (director of communications and marketing), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (director of communications and marketing) and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie (staff writer and communications manager).

Additionally, Mulvihill has contributed horse racing content for outlets including Associated Press, Thoroughbred Times, The Saratoga Special and Texas Thoroughbred and served as an intern for the New York Racing Association and Daily Racing Form.

Mulvihill received a Bachelor of Arts from Emerson College and attended the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program.

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Jim Mulvihill

Jim Mulvihill is director of media and industry relations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

Prior to joining the NTRA, he served as communications and pari-mutuel marketing manager at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, a Churchill Downs Inc. company in New Orleans.

Mulvihill has served in a variety of public relations positions within and outside of Thoroughbred racing, including roles at the New Orleans Museum of Art (director of communications and marketing), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (director of communications and marketing) and Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie (staff writer and communications manager).

Additionally, Mulvihill has contributed horse racing content for outlets including Associated Press, Thoroughbred Times, The Saratoga Special and Texas Thoroughbred and served as an intern for the New York Racing Association and Daily Racing Form.

Mulvihill received a Bachelor of Arts from Emerson College and attended the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program.

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