Message from the President

I hope you are doing well this fall and looking forward to the Breeders’ Cup. Speaking of the Breeders’ Cup, we are counting down to a few key events for the NTWAB.

Joy Scott Earns Mooney Award for Courage

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will present lifelong horsewoman Joy Scott, 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.

Violette, Lukas, Wilkin, Bredar 2019 NTWAB Award Winners

The late trainer Rick Violette, a fierce advocate for horsemen throughout the country, will be honored posthumously along with Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, Tim Wilkin and Caton Bredar during the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters 60th annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 30.

2018 Breeders' Cup Writing Awards: Call for Entries

The Breeders’ Cup Writing Awards welcomes your participation to honor excellence in coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.  There are two awards that will celebrate outstanding writing of the 2018 Championships.

NTWAB Announces 2019 Awards Nominations

National Turf Writers and Broadcasters is pleased to announce the finalists for its 60th Annual Awards to be presented at the NTWAB Annual Awards Dinner at Santa Anita on Oct. 30.

Bob Fortus Passes at 69 in Louisiana

Bob Fortus, an unassuming, professional journalist and consummate expert on the sport of Thoroughbred racing, died on July 16 in Baton Rouge, La. at age 69. He was a longtime member of National Turf Writers and Broadcasters.

Volponi, White Land Joe Hirsch Writing Awards

Paul Volponi of BloodHorse and Jon White of XBTV, members of NTWAB, earned top honors in the New York Racing Association's 10th annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, recognizing the best in media coverage of the 2018 Belmont Stakes won by Justify.

NTWAB Member Byk Named Old Hilltop Award Winner

Writer and broadcaster Steve Byk, host of ‘At the Races with Steve Byk’ on SiriusXM, will receive the Old Hilltop Award on May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

Alibi Breakfast: David F. Woods Award to NTWAB Member Ehalt

Bob Ehalt, a member of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, will receive the David F. Woods Award for excellence in journalism at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, two days before the Preakness Stakes.

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