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Joe Hirsch Writing Award: NYRA Now Accepting Entries For Coverage Of Belmont Stakes

Entries for the Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award, which recognizes outstanding news coverage of the Belmont Stakes, are now being accepted. The award is named in honor of Joe Hirsch, the longtime executive sports columnist for Daily Racing Form (DRF) who died on January 9, 2009. A native New Yorker, Hirsch was known as the […]

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Charlsie Cantey, Billy Reed Named To Joe Hirsch Media Roll Of Honor

Charlsie Cantey, one of the most accomplished and respected television broadcasters in Thoroughbred racing history, and Billy Reed, a three-time Eclipse Award-winning writer and the author of more than a dozen sports books, have been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor.  Born and raised in Raleigh, N.C., Cantey […]

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Volponi, White Earn First Joe Hirsch Awards In Belmont Memorial Writing Contest

Paul Volponi of BloodHorse and Jon White of XBTV earned top honors in the New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) 10th annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in media coverage of the 2018 Belmont Stakes, won by Justify. Volponi won for his feature piece entitled “The Long Ride,” which investigated the pacing, […]

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Hammond, Burnham Chosen For Joe Hirsch Media Roll Of Honor

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning broadcaster Tom Hammond and the late Eclipse Award-winning cinematographer Joe Burnham have been selected to the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Hammond, one of television’s most respected and versatile talents, began his racing coverage with NBC Sports in 1984 and was the network’s main racing host until […]

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‘Gratifying’ Hirsch Win Puts Channel Maker Firmly Into Mott’s Breeders’ Cup Contingent

Channel Maker came out of his 4 ½-length score in the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic on September Super Saturday in good order, according to his Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott Sunday morning. The 4-year-old English Channel gelding broke sharp and fended off a stretch-drive challenge from even-money favorite Robert Bruce, earning […]

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Channel Maker Turns Back Robert Bruce In Joe Hirsch

Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker took the lead at the start and carried it all the way to the wire in Saturday’s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Cup, earning his first top-level victory at odds of 9-2. Jose Ortiz guided the 4-year-old son of English Channel to the nearly five-length triumph over even-money […]

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Canadian Hall Of Fame Nominees Lead By Shaman Ghost

Shaman Ghost, winner of the 2015 Queen’s Plate and dual G1 winner, headlines the list of candidates eligible for induction to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2018, according to drf.com. Other horses in the Thoroughbred Male Horse category include Bold Executive and Fatal Bullet. The Thoroughbred Female Horse category includes Careless Jewel, Hard Not […]

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Beach Patrol Puts Together Back-To-Back Grade Ones In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

James Covello, Sheep Pond Partners and Head of Plains Partners’ Beach Patrol has now won back-to-back Grade 1 races, the Arlington Million and this Saturday’s Joe Hirsch Turf Classic. The five-length victory earns the 4-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Longines Turf. Off at odds of 5-1, Beach […]

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Clancy, Rosenblatt Take Top Honors In Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest

Joe Clancy of ST Publishing and Richard Rosenblatt of The Associated Press earned top honors in the New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) seventh annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in print and internet coverage of the 2015 Belmont Stakes, in which American Pharoah became racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner. Clancy won […]

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Knowledge And Passion Have Been A Winning Combination For Haskin

Steve Haskin resigned from his position as senior correspondent at Blood-Horse on Monday, ending a popular and productive 17-year run as the magazine and website’s lead writer on Triple Crown races and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The resignation was effective immediately. Bloodhorse.com reported Haskin was leaving to “pursue select freelance opportunities, public relations work, and consulting.” […]

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