WALTER HAIGHT AWARD

Presented by NTWAB for Career Excellence In Turf Writing

2016
Hank Wesch
San Diego Union-Tribune

2015
Tim Layden
Sports Illustrated

2014
Tom LaMarra
The Blood-Horse

2013
Bob Fortus
New Orleans Times-Picayune

2012
Bill Mooney
Thoroughbred Times

2011
David Grening
Daily Racing Form

2010
Neil Milbert
Chicago Tribune & Thoroughbred Times

2009
Dan Farley
Racing Post

2008
Maryjean Wall
Lexington Herald-Leader

2007
Dick Jerardi
Philadelphia Daily News

2006
Steven Crist
Daily Racing Form

2005
Jay Privman
Daily Racing Form

2004
Steve Haskin
The Blood-Horse

2003
Russ Harris
New York Daily News

2002
Billy Reed
Freelance

2001
Gary West
Dallas Morning News

2000
Bill Christine
Los Angeles Times

1999
Jennie Rees
Louisville Courier-Journal

1998
Andrew Beyer
Washington Post

1997
Jim Bolus
Freelance

1996
Ed Schuyler Jr.
Associated Press

1995
Jay Hovdey
Freelance

1994
Edward L. Bowen
Freelance

1993
Jack Mann
New York Herald-Tribune

1992
Mike Barry
Kentucky Irish American &
The Louisville Times
Bill Nack
Sports Illustrated

1991
Bob Harding
Newark Star-Ledger

1990
Kent Hollingsworth
The Blood-Horse

1989
William Leggett
Thoroughbred Times

1988
Leon Rasmussen
Daily Racing Form

1987
Si Burick
Dayton Daily News

1986
Ed Comerford
Newsday

1985
Sam McCracken
Boston Globe

1984
Joe Hirsch
Daily Racing Form

1983
Fred Russell
Nashville Banner

1982
Joe Agrella
Chicago Sun-Times

1981
Bill Robertson
The Thoroughbred Record

1980
Joe Nichols
The New York Times

1979
Barney Nagler
Daily Racing Form

1978
Nelson Fisher
San Diego Union

1977
Red Smith
The New York Times

1976
Saul Rosen
Daily Racing Form

1975
Don Fair
Daily Racing Form

1974
Raleigh Burroughs
Turf And Sport Digest

1973
George Ryall (Audax Minor)
The New Yorker

1972
Jimmy Doyle
Cleveland Plain Dealer