Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor

National Museum Of Racing: Burnham’s Cameras Were Always In Pursuit Of Greatness

Long held in the highest regard within the racing community both in Southern California and on a national scale, Santa Anita-based cinematographer Joe Burnham, who passed away 24 years ago, has been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, it was announced in a press release on Tuesday. Born […]

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Veitch, Whitaker And Nagler Named To National Museum Of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll Of Honor

Esteemed media members Michael Veitch, Jack Whitaker and the late Barney Nagler have been selected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Veitch, a Saratoga Springs native and graduate of Plattsburgh State University, has been covering thoroughbred racing for The Saratogian and The Pink Sheet since […]

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Russ Harris, Accomplished Turf Writer And Handicapper, Dead At 93

Dr. Russ Harris, a 2011 inductee in the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor and one of the best and most widely recognized public handicappers of all time, died Tuesday in Bryn Mawr, Pa., at the age of 93. Born in Grafton, W.Va.,  on April 9, 1923, Harris served in the U.S. Army […]

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Wall, McKay Elected To Joe Hirsch Media Roll Of Honor At National Museum Of Racing

Esteemed media members Dr. Maryjean Wall and the late Jim McKay have been elected to the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Wall, a three-time Eclipse Award winner and the first woman to be accepted to the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, grew up in […]

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Haskin, Burroughs Elected To Joe Hirsch Media Roll Of Honor

Esteemed turf writers Steve Haskin and the late Raleigh Burroughs have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Haskin served as senior correspondent for The Blood-Horse from 1998 through 2015. He stepped down from that post earlier this year, but still works for the publication on a limited […]

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Rees, Murray Named to National Museum of Racing’s Media Roll of Honor

Esteemed turf writers Jennie Rees and the late Jim Murray have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Rees has covered horse racing for the Louisville Courier-Journal since 1983 and has won Eclipse Awards in four different decades, three as an individual for writing and a fourth as […]

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Joe Hirsch Writing Awards to Ehalt, Russo

Bob Ehalt, writing for ESPN.com,and Nicole Russo, of Daily Racing Form, earned top honors in The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) fifth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2013 Belmont Stakes, won by Palace Malice. Ehalt won top honors in the feature/advance division for […]

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Hollingsworth, Beyer, Ryall Selected to Joe Hirsch Media Honor Roll

Esteemed turf writers Andrew Beyer, Kent Hollingsworth and George F. T. Ryall have been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Beyer developed his interest in racing while attending Harvard and began covering the sport in the early 1970s. He has been The Washington Post’s horse racing columnist since […]

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Turf writing legends Harris and Palmer make Hirsch Media Roll of Honor

Legendary turf writers Dr. Russ Harris and Joe Palmer have been chosen as the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor recipients for 2011. The Roll of Honor was initiated in 2010 in memory of Hirsch, a distinguished turf writer who died the previous year. Dr. Harris began his journalism career at […]

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