Blood-Horse Publications received 13 awards June 19 from the American Horse Publications’ annual media competition. The awards ceremony was the final event of the AHP’s 40th anniversary seminar held this year in Lexington.
First place honors went to The Blood-Horse and senior correspondent Steve Haskin in the event coverage editorial content division (for circulation over 20,000) for a feature about Mine That Bird’s victory in the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Eclipse Press also won first place in the equine-related book (pictorial) division for Barbara Livingston’s book “Horses: In Living Color,” a collection of more than 175 photos shot all over North America of unique and unusually colored equines of all breeds.
Second place awards went to The Blood-Horse’s photography director Anne Eberhardt in the open editorial still photography division for her image “Fall Forward”; to BloodHorse.com, video producer Alex Cutadean and Steve Haskin in the online equine-related video division for a rememberance of race caller Tom Durkin’s most memorable Triple Crown race calls; and to Keeneland magazine for freelance writer Rena Baer’s feature on sculptor Gwen Reardon.
The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care magazine won second place honors in the service to the reader category for Pat Raia’s article “Employment and Immigration” and for online breaking news reporting for Lisa Kemp’s “Chicago Carriage Horse Care Series.” TheHorse.com won second place awards for the online feature story “Horse Genome Publication Key to Enhanced Research, Understanding” by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, and in the online equine-related blog division for “Weird Horse News,” written by former news editor Erin Ryder.
The Blood-Horse also won third place honors in the feature article division for Lenny Shulman’s article “Down on the Farm,” about how farms are dealing with the downturn in the economy. Honorable mentions were awarded to The Blood-Horse’s executive editor Evan Hammonds for his editorial “Plain and Simple”; to Keeneland magazine and creative director Suzanne Dorman in the editorial design division for Alexandra Beckstett’s article “State of the Art”; and to The Horse magazine and former art director Dana Kelley in the self-supported magazine division (circulation 15,000 and over).