The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters released candidates for its major 2016 awards to be presented Breeders' Cup week.
Joe Clancy, a member of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, was named a winner of the seventh annual annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, which recognized the best in print and internet coverage of the 2015 Belmont Stakes.
Statement from Alicia Wincze Hughes: As president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, it has come to my attention that an industry publication is taking information from our membership newsletter out of context.
First and foremost, some introductions are in order. During our bi-annual meeting during the week of the 142nd Kentucky Derby, myself and Greg Hall had the honor of being elected to succeed Tom Pedulla and Mike Kane in the positions of president and vice president, respectively, of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association.
The Maryland Jockey Club will honor Zayat Stables, Bob Baffert and Victor Espinoza with the Preakness Special Award of Merit at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico on Thursday of Preakness week.
The NTWAB Spring meeting will be held Wednesday, May 4 at the Churchill Downs Media Center, and several items of business will be on the agenda.
Among the finalists for the 2015 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award are NTWAB members Bob Fortus and Gary West, authors of "Ride to Win - An Inside Look at the Jockey’s Craft".
Daily Racing Form's Joe Nevills and Nicole Russo are nominated to the Sovereign Awards for writing. Both are NTWAB members.
I am proud to say that the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters remains the strong, well-respected voice it has always been in the racing industry.