The Blood-Horse has won the 2014 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category for “Waiting, and Waiting, for Crowning Glory: A generation repeatedly denied a Triple Crown winner looks to California Chrome."

The in-depth examination of the difficulties of winning Thoroughbred racing’s greatest challenge appeared on bloodhorse.com on May 28, 2014. The winning entry can be viewed here.

The award will be presented at the 44th Annual Eclipse Awards dinner and ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 17, at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The Eclipse Awards are presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup, and The Stronach Group and produced by the NTRA.

Written by Frank Angst, “Waiting, and Waiting, for Crowning Glory” offered a comprehensive multi-media presentation on the various components of the “near misses” of the Triple Crown, which has not been won since Affirmed captured the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes in 1978. The Blood-Horse examined the improbable odds of a horse sweeping all three Grade 1 races at distances of greater than 1 1/8 miles, related the stories of the most recent horses who won the first two Jewels of the Triple Crown, and recalled the “spoilers,” the horses that won the Belmont Stakes and denied the Derby and Preakness winners their ultimate goal.

The last section of the piece undertook explanations for the reasons behind the Triple Crown not being achieved in 36