Mid-Atlantic’s Tom Law Earns David F. Woods Memorial Award

by | 04.28.2018 | 2:36pm

Tom Law, senior writer for Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred and managing editor for ST Publishing Inc., will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

Law will be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club for his story “Under Cover,” a feature on 2017 Preakness (G1) winner Cloud Computing that appeared in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred.

The David F. Woods Memorial Award was initiated in 1982 to honor the memory of Dave Woods, a long-time racetrack publicist and Evening Sun columnist.

“What an incredible honor to join my colleagues Sean and Joe Clancy as a winner of the David F. Woods Memorial Award,” Law said. “We always work as a team and I owe them credit for editing help and contributions to the piece, along with everyone at the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred office for always putting in the hard work behind the scenes. And special thanks to the connections of Cloud Computing and everyone at the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico for fostering the spirit of racing and maintaining this prestigious award.”

Law, former president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and a longtime editor and writer for Thoroughbred Times, has also earned an Eclipse Award in the multimedia category with Greg Charkoudian for covering the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships and the Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Award in 2003.

The Alibi Breakfast, which began in the 1930's on the porch of the historical 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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