Joe Palmer

Hovdey: A Christmas gift of a classic racing read

For anyone looking for a Christmas gift to please a racing enthusiast, Daily Racing Form’s Jay Hovdey recommends the classic writing of Joe Palmer. Palmer found horse racing endlessly intriguing, something that is evident in “This Was Racing,” a collection of columns by Palmer edited and introduced by Red Smith and illustrated by Willard Mullin. […]

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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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NOVAK: Stall set to live Breeders’ Cup dreams

Claire Novak, who according to her official website biography “writes in the style of legends such as Red Smith Joe Palmer, and Grantland Rice”, gives a depiction of trainer Al Stall Jr. as a boy who always figured he’d be a part of racing history. Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Blame is certainly his chance to […]

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