Alicia Wincze Hughes of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Tom Law of ST Publishing earned top honors in The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) sixth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest. Law is a past president of the NTWAB and Hughes is a current board member.
Dan Farley, a former president of the National Turf Writers Association (NTWA), died May 1. He was 72.
We have many positive developments to report, as you will see below. There also is some negative news that I will not attempt to bury.
Larry Collmus and John Scheinman, both NTWAB members, will be joint recipients of the Old Hilltop Award at Pimlico’s Alibi Breakfast on May 14.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Joe Clancy, an NTWAB member and an Eclipse Award-winning writer and editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine, will receive the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, and Daily Racing Form announced Feb. 19 rules modifications and name changes in two Eclipse Awards categories. The older male category has been renamed older dirt male and the older female category has been renamed older dirt female.
President Pedulla’s update to membership covers the Eclipse Awards dinner, detailed voting results, related expenses, worthy causes, our representative to the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, an update on Bill Mooney and a request that dues be paid promptly.
Complete list of the 2014 Eclipse Awards winners presented at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 17, 2015.
View the finalists in each category, human and equine.
Joe Clancy has won the 2014 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for “Horse of a Lifetime,” a news account of the 2014 Preakness Stakes won by California Chrome, which appeared in the July edition of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine.