Photo Highlights of NTWAB's 59th Annual Awards Dinner

Whiskey Dry, Louisville Kentucky, October 31, 2018

Photos by Paul Rolfes

 

President Tom Law welcomes a capacity crowd to the venue at 4th Street Live!.

 

Tom Leach, voice of the Kentucky Wildcats and the event's emcee.

 

Bob Baffert shares a laugh at the Jockeys' Guild table during cocktail hour.

 

Jim Gluckson accepts the Joe Palmer Award for meritorious service to racing, presented by Tom Pedulla.
President Law and our event planner, Loren Hebel-Osborne, look on.

 

Donna Barton Brothers won the Jim McKay Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. Tom Hammond presents.

 

The irrepressible Marty McGee speaks after being presented with the Walter Haight Award for career excellence in turf writing.

 

Triple Crown winning jockey Mike Smith, aka Big Money Mike, accepts the Mr. Fitz Award for typifying the spirit of racing.

 

Martine Bellocq was injured saving horses from fire at San Luis Rey, putting them first.
Accordingly, she received the Bill Mooney Award for courage in the face of adversity.
Remi Bellocq accepts on her behalf from Natalie Voss.

 

Mark Midland speaks after accepting the Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media.

 

Jay Privman is eloquent as ever after winning two Breeeders Cup writing awards
for news reporting and feature writing.

 

At the dinner, ceremonial checks were presented showing 2018 charitable donations by NTWAB as follows:

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance; amount $1,000.00; designated by Donna Barton Brothers.

John Asher Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University; amount $1,000.00; designated by Marty McGee.

John Asher Scholarship Fund at Western Kentucky University; amount $1,000.00; designated by National Turf Writers and Broadcasters.

Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund; amount $1,000.00; designated by Jim Gluckson.

Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund; amount $1,000.00; designated by Mike Smith.

United Pegasus Foundation; amount $1,000.00; designated by Martine Bellocq.

Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky; amount $500; designated by Tom Leach.

 

--By Dick Downey for NTWAB