Preakness Media Award Winners Announced

Preakness Media Award Winners Announced
Photo: Chad Harmon
Chad Harmon's photo of Shackleford defeating Animal Kingdom in the 2011 Preakness Stakes.
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Chad Harmon, photographer for The Blood-Horse, is one of three individuals that will be honored with a Preakness media award at the Alibi Breakfast in Pimlico Race Course's Terrace Dining Room May 17.

The ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., two days prior to the million Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

Harmon will receive the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photo Award, sponsored by Nikon. Harmon captured Shackleford   and Animal Kingdom   nearing the finish line and casting huge shadows across the Pimlico homestretch as they raced to decide the outcome of Preakness 136. Judging was completed by Nikon’s Brien Aho and Maryland Jockey Club photographers Jim McCue and Jerry Dzierwinski.

Team Rapid Redux will receive the Special Award of Merit, which is given to someone who has made a positive impact on the racing industry.

A winner of 22 consecutive races, Rapid Redux was a perfect 19-for-19 in 2011 for owner Robert Cole and trainer David Wells. Cole, a Baltimore County native, claimed the gelding at Penn National for $6,250 on October 13, 2010.

Philadelphia Inquirer writer Bob Ford is the recipient of the David F. Woods Award for his column on the relationship between Fair Hill Training Center-based trainers Graham Motion and Michael Matz. The Woods Award honors the best story for the previous year.

The Old Hilltop Award will be bestowed upon Sports Illustrated senior writer Tim Layden and the Daily Racing Form’s David Grening for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction.

Baltimore radio personalities Scott Garceau and Keith Mills, former broadcast partners at WMAR-TV from 1987-2006, will host the Alibi Breakfast for the fourth consecutive year.
 

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