Rules for the 2015 Media Eclipse Awards have been promulgated by he National Thoroughbred Racing Association in conjunction with Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters.
The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will salute American Pharoah and the team that molded him into the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years to highlight its 56th annual awards dinner on Oct. 28 at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, Ky.
Without further ado, here are the distinguished nominees for the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters annual major awards. The awards will be presented at the annual dinner gala on Oct. 28 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Ky.
I am sure the run to the Triple Crown reminded many of us why we chose this profession. What an honor and thrill it was to chronicle the first sweep in 37 years!
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.