Greetings fellow Turf Writers and Broadcasters. I want to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving and early best wishes for the upcoming holiday season. It’s hard to believe the Breeders’ Cup, our Annual Awards Dinner and semi-annual meeting are now more than a month away.
On Oct. 30, NTWAB celebrated its 60th Annual Awards Dinner at The World Famous Derby Restaurant in Arcadia, CA. The Derby, once co-owned by George "The Iceman" Woolf, is brimming with Thoroughbred racing history and did a great job hosting our cocktail hour, dinner and awards program.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), in conjunction with Daily Racing Form (DRF) and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced guidelines for the 2019 Media Eclipse Awards.
I hope you are doing well this fall and looking forward to the Breeders’ Cup. Speaking of the Breeders’ Cup, we are counting down to a few key events for the NTWAB.
The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will present lifelong horsewoman Joy Scott, who battled back from multiple serious injuries during her career as a jockey, with the Bill Mooney Award for displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity.
The late trainer Rick Violette, a fierce advocate for horsemen throughout the country, will be honored posthumously along with Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, Tim Wilkin and Caton Bredar during the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters 60th annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 30.
The Breeders’ Cup Writing Awards welcomes your participation to honor excellence in coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. There are two awards that will celebrate outstanding writing of the 2018 Championships.
Jack Whitaker, who in 2013 won NTWAB's inaugural Jim McKay Award for excellence in broadcasting, died of natural causes on August 18. He was 95.
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, 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.