National turf writers and broadcasters

Tickets On Sale For Eclipse Awards Ceremony January 23 At Gulfstream Park

Tickets for the 49th annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, and featuring the announcement of the 2019 Horse of the Year, are on sale now. The Eclipse Awards are set for January 23, 2020 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, FL. Eclipse Awards tickets […]

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‘I’m A Winner Again’: Embattled Former Jockey Joy Scott To Receive Bill Mooney Award

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will present Joy Scott, a lifelong horsewoman who battled back from multiple serious injuries during her career as a jockey, with the Bill Mooney Award for displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity.   Scott launched her career as a jockey in 1981 and won 537 races riding in Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, […]

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Jan. 24 Eclipse Awards To Be Shown On Multiple Platforms

The 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, will air live on TVG, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced. Hosted by Jeannine Edwards and highlighted by the announcement of the 2018 Horse of the Year, the Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. ET in the Sport […]

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Privman Takes Home Awards For Pair Of 2017 Breeders’ Cup Stories

Jay Privman, national correspondent for Daily Racing Form, won two Breeders’ Cup Writing Awards based on articles from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The awards were presented at the 59th Annual National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Awards Dinner during the week of the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. Privman, of Carlsbad, […]

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A Horsewoman Through And Through: Bellocq’s Courage Reflects Her Devotion To The Sport

On Wednesday evening, longtime horsewoman Martine Bellocq received the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters’ Bill Mooney Award for “displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity” – a salute to her well-documented bravery during the wildfire which ripped through San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall, Calif., last December. As has been detailed extensively in newspaper […]

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Martine Bellocq To Receive Bill Mooney Award For Courage

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will present Martine Bellocq, a lifelong horsewoman who rushed into a burning barn trying to save her horses in a wildfire that decimated much of the San Luis Rey Downs training center last December, with the Bill Mooney Award for displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity. Bellocq […]

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Mike Smith, Donna Barton Brothers Among Recipients Of Turf Writer Awards

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who rode Justify to a sweep of the Triple Crown in 2018, will be honored with Donna Barton Brothers, Jim Gluckson and Marty McGee during the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters 59th annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 31 at Whiskey Dry by Edward Lee in Louisville, Kentucky. Smith, the winner […]

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

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 […]

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Churchill Downs Denies Derby Media Credential To Longtime Broadcaster Caton Bredar

For the first time in 18 years, longtime racing analyst Caton Bredar will not appear on Louisville’s WAVE 3 News during Kentucky Derby week. Bredar was informed Wednesday by WAVE 3 News that the station had been told by Churchill Downs officials she would not be approved for media credentials to cover the event because […]

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RacingDudes’ Spector Earns Rippey Handicapping Media Award

Michael Spector, a freelance writer who grew up going to racetracks with his father, is the winner of the fourth annual Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his “2017 Kentucky Derby Pace Thesis” that appeared on RacingDudes.com ahead of this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. Spector will accept the award and $1,000 […]

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