Taylor Counters Martin Remarks

In the wake of Perry Martin's demeaning comments on Jan. 21 about the turf media while accepting Horse of the Year honors on behalf of connections of California Chrome, Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Farm reached out to NTWAB.

Eclipse Awards for Writing Go to Scheinman, Voss

John Scheinman is the winner of the 2016 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Commentary category, and Natalie Voss won the 2016 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category.

Daily Racing Form Takes Multi-Media Eclipse Award

Daily Racing Form has won the 2016 Media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media and Internet category for “Time Bandits,” which profiled the remarkable longevity of Hall of Fame Jockeys Alex Solis, Mike Smith and Gary Stevens.

Kentucky Senate, City of Lexington Honor Mooney

Bill Mooney, the award-winning turf writer who ranks among Thoroughbred racing’s premier historians of any generation, has been recognized by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and the Kentucky Senate for his contributions to the horse industry and courage in the face of a two-year battle with cancer.

Dear Bill

We present a series of tributes to our colleague Bill Mooney, a truly inspirational figure in our ranks, from friends and fellow members of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters.

NTWAB Annual Dinner Photos

Courtesy of the Turf Publicists of America: Dave Johnson, Bill Mooney and Hank Wesch.

By Loren Hebel-Osborne: Dave Johnson with Mike Farrell, Hank Wesch with Kevin Modesti, Rene Douglas with Claire Novak, Russel Baze agent Ray Harris with Jay Privman

 

Hill Earns Rippey Award for Profile of Derby Bettor 'Dink'

David Hill took his talents to Nevada for this year’s Kentucky Derby. His "How a Las Vegas Sports Betting Legend Spends Horse Racing’s Biggest Weekend" profile of professional gambler Alan "Dink" Denkenson won the third annual Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media. Two entries, both written by Ed McNamara, received honorable mentions.

2016 Guidelines for Media Eclipse Awards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, in conjunction with Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters released the guidelines for the 2016 Media Eclipse Awards on Oct. 10.

Just A Click Away

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Awards Dinner, our annual gala, features cocktail hour, the best silent auction in the sport, dinner and stars of the Thoroughbred industry. All at beautiful Altadena Town and Country Club, just minutes from Santa Anita. Click here for tickets to the 57th Annual Awards Dinner via online access or here to send your order by mail.

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