Jennie Rees, racing writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal, has been named the Warner L. Jones Jr. "Horseman of the Year." Rees will accept the award Nov. 17 during a dinner at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.
Rees, a native of Lexington, has covered horse racing since 1983. She became the Courier-Journal's first full-time racing beat writer in 1986. Rees, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, is a founding director and current president of Kentucky Thoroughbred Media and vice president of the National Turf Writers Association.
The "Horseman of the Year Award" honors an outstanding individual in the Thoroughbred industry. It is presented by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners.