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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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RIP Jack Wilson, Daily Racing Form’s Premier ‘Trackman’

During my years on the editorial desk at Daily Racing Form’s Los Angeles office in the 1980s, my favorite edit was executive columnist Joe Hirsch’s Monday column, in which he took questions from readers on a variety of racing subjects. How many feet in a length? What’s the difference between a workout done “handily” or […]

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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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Destination Louisville brought to you by Vinery LTD: A Horse Named Zenyatta

Once upon a time there was a horse named Zenyatta…but only once. The late Joe Hirsch penned that phrase years ago to describe the amazing Kelso, U.S. Horse of the Year in five consecutive years in the early 1960s. Daily Racing Form’s beloved and respected executive columnist retired before Zenyatta raced and died in January […]

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