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.

NTWAB Winter Newsletter

Good evening fellow members of the NTWAB. I hope this note finds you all well and with 2019 off to a great start. Just a couple items of business. . . .

Justify Named Horse of the Year at Eclipse Awards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form (DRF) and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced this evening that Justify, who became horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner, was voted the 2018 Horse of the Year, at the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fl. All winners, human and equine, and vote counts are included in the story.

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