The “It” Factor

Eclipse believes that a good horse can come from anywhere at any time. We are constantly scouring the globe for equine talent. Just like human talent scouts, we try to spot the “it factor” — that enigmatic blend of tangibles and intangibles — before anyone else does. This is applicable for any type of acquisition, whether a yearling, a 2 year-old in-training or a horse bought off the racetrack.

An Inside Edge

The thoroughbred racing industry is stacked with sharp individuals who have their finger on the pulse of the game. Eclipse’s partners get an “inside edge” — and a high level of fine-tuned expertise. The difference is in our consistent ability to stay just a fraction of a step ahead of the rest of the pack. Having the “eye” for talent is critical, but it is just one piece of the puzzle.

After a horse has been acquired, it is imperative to know

  • Where (which jurisdiction) to place the athlete?
  • Which trainer will maximize its potential?
  • Which races will give the horse the best chance to properly develop?

A Team Effort

Achieving success on the racetrack is a team effort and assembling the best team for each individual athlete is paramount. While any owner can catch lightning in a bottle, Eclipse has proven — year in and year out — the ability to land its partners in the winners’ circles of the most prestigious and lucrative races across the country.