Bob Ehalt, Steve Heuertz Honored For 2018 Preakness Story, Photo

by | 04.25.2019 | 6:10pm
Jerry Frutkoff Award-winning photo of Justify taken at last year's Preakness by Steve Heuertz

Bob Ehalt will receive the David F. Woods Award for excellence in journalism and Steve Heuertz the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award, sponsored by Nikon, Thursday, May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

Ehalt's story on the 2018 Preakness, titled Baffert and the Triple Crown: Two out of Three Ain't Bad? It's Unprecedented, appeared on the site on May 20, 2018. A two-time recipient of the David F. Woods Award, Ehalt was awarded the Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award in 2014 and 2018. He is a native of Queens Village, N.Y., near Belmont Park.

“It is truly an honor to be presented with this highly respected award and be included among so many great and talented recipients,” Ehalt said. “I'm thankful to Pimlico and the Maryland Jockey Club for their continued support of this award that honors David F. Woods and recognizes the tremendous efforts of the journalists who cover this historic event.”

Heuertz's photo of Preakness (G1) and Triple Crown winner Justify racing in front of Pimlico's grandstand will be recognized with the Jerry Frutkoff Award for excellence in photography. His photo appeared at The Horse Resource and in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine. A resident of Chicago, Heuertz frequents Arlington International Racecourse and Hawthorne Race Course and attends the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup.

The Alibi Breakfast, which began in the 1930s on the porch of the historic Pimlico Clubhouse, features a gathering of media, owners, trainers, jockeys, horsemen and fans to celebrate the Preakness and gain interesting and humorous race predictions.

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