Martine Bellocq is 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.
The 59th Annual Awards Dinner of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters is set at the vibrant Whiskey Dry in Louisville on Oct. 31. Here's how to get tickets.
The fifth annual Ron Rippey Handicapping Media Award is open for entries. Brisnet.com will present the winner on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the NTWAB annual awards dinner at Whiskey Dry in Louisville during Breeders’ Cup week.
Shirley Day Smith, recipient of the 2001 Joe Palmer award from the National Turf Writers Association, died on Sept. 20 at age 99 after a brief illness. She is said to have helped more people than anyone in the history of horse racing.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who rode Triple Crown winner Justify, will be honored along with Donna Barton Brothers, Jim Gluckson and Marty McGee during the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters 59th annual Awards Dinner in Louisville on Oct. 31. The dinner is open by invitation to members and guests of NTWAB as well as non-members.
John Asher, the popular head of racing communications at Churchill Downs and the friend of many a turf writer and broadcaster, died suddenly at age 62. He was on vacation in Orlando, Florida.
National Turf Writers and Broadcasters released nominations for its annual awards, and a vote by membership will determine the outcome. The Annual Awards Dinner will be held in Louisville on Oct. 31, 2018.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the Media Eclipse Award winners in the Feature Commentary and News Enterprise Writing categories and the Photography category: Jason Frakes and Denise Steffanus and Nancy Rokos. Frakes and Steffanus are both NTWAB members.
Fellow Turf writers, I hope this note finds you all well and recovering from the excitement and grind of this year’s Triple Crown season.
Tom Law of ST Publishing and Bob Ehalt, writing for Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, both members of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, earned top honors in the New York Racing Association's ninth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest.