Lexington, KY (SportsNetwork. Christin Stewart Jersey .com) - Old Friends, the nonprofit thoroughbred retirement center, has been chosen to receive the Special Eclipse Award for 2014 for its work involving thoroughbreds after their racing careers are over. The honor will be presented during the 44th annual Eclipse Awards on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Michael Blowen, the former Boston Globe film critic, began Old Friends in 2003 and currently cares for more than 150 rescued and retired horses in Georgetown, Kentucky. This is just unbelievable, Blowen said. We started with one horse just over 10 years ago and now we have 166 retirees. We have several Eclipse Award winners already at the farm; I cant wait to show them mine! It allows us to take other horses that really didnt do as much but deserve a retirement just as well. I want people to come away with really good feelings about the sport of horse racing because I adore it and weve made some inroads in that direction. Last years honoree was Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance which provides a similar service. The Eclipse Awards are voted on by the NTRA, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. Frank Tanana Jersey . The Suns termed Fridays surgery by team doctor Thomas Carter a success. No timetable was given for Bledsoes return but the team said in a news release that he "will pursue a possible return to action during the second half" of the season. Bill Freehan Jersey . Johnny Manziel, college footballs most entertaining player with the reputation for pulling off magical plays, was selected with the No.HOUSTON - Houston centre Dwight Howard is out for the second straight game on Wednesday night against Dallas with a sprained right ankle.Howard missed Sundays game after spraining his ankle on Friday night. He started practice on Tuesday, but left after turning his ankle in the workout.Joey Dorsey started in hhis place. Rick Leach Jersey. Also on Wednesday, coach Kevin McHale said that power forward Terrence Jones would play against the Mavericks. He hasnt played since Nov. 3 because of nerve inflammation in his left leg. McHale says Jones will likely play about 20 minutes as he eases back into the lineup. ' ' '
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