Law Presented David F. Woods Memorial Award

Posted May 17, 2018

Tom Law, the recently-elected president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, was presented the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism today at the annual Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

Maryland Jockey Club presented Law the award for his story “Under Cover,” his feature about Cloud Computing, winner of last year's Preakness Stakes. The story was published in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred. Law is a senior writer for the publication and managing editor for ST Publishing Inc.

Woods was a long-time racetrack publicist and Baltimore Evening Sun columnist. The award was initiated in 1982.

“What an incredible honor to join my colleagues Sean and Joe Clancy as a winner of the David F. Woods Memorial Award,” Law said upon learning about the award. “We always work as a team and I owe them credit for editing help and contributions to the piece, along with everyone at the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred office for always putting in the hard work behind the scenes. And special thanks to the connections of Cloud Computing and everyone at the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico for fostering the spirit of racing and maintaining this prestigious award.”

Law, has served previous terms as NTWAB president and was a longtime editor and writer for Thoroughbred Times. Other honors to him include an Eclipse Award in the multimedia category with Greg Charkoudian for covering the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships and the Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Award in 2003.

By Dick Downey for NTWAB