Joe Clancy of ST Publishing and Richard Rosenblatt of The Associated Press earned top honors in the New York Racing Association's seventh annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest.
Clancy penned the winning entry "Horse of a Lifetime," a news account of the 2014 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) won by California Chrome. It appeared in the July edition of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine.
Lucas Marquardt was awarded the Stanley Bergstein Writing Award Nov. 14, at the Thoroughbred Club of America in recognition of a story he penned on the industry's move away from synthetic surfaces.
Two-hundred Thoroughbred broodmares, weanlings, yearlings, and racehorses dot the 300-acre farm in southeastern Pennsylvania, owned by Ronnie Houghton and his wife, Betsy. Download Now
John's Call, a grade I winner and millionaire for Douglas Joyce, was euthanized Feb. 18 at trainer Tom Voss' farm near Monkton, Md.
By - Joe Clancy - I never saw anything in racing like McDynamo winning a fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (NSA-I) at Far Hills, N.J., Oct. 20.
Dick Jerardi of the Philadelphia Daily News won the 2006 media Eclipse Award for writing in the news/commentary category for his series of articles on the events surrounding the injury and surgery on Barbaro, and The Blood-Horse received two honorable mentions in the same category for columns that appeared in the magazine.
After five years of daily newspapers at Saratoga, ST Publishing has released the book form of The Saratoga Special.
By Joe Clancy - Other sports hold more popularity than racing, but nobody ever stood on an overpass to wish a linebacker good luck in his surgery. The horses matter, and people care more than those of us in racing know.
ST Publishing announced Monday the formation of The Times, a new publication that will focus on the equestrian sports of steeplechase racing and eventing. The move combines ST's two publications Steeplechase and Eventing Times, and will take effect at the start of the 2006 publishing season in March.
Jody Petty rides McDynamo in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I), but the jockey isn't feeling the pressure. He's ridden McDynamo before, lots of times.
The New York Breeding and Racing Program, in conjunction with Myriad Productions, will televise this summer's Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Preferred Yearling Sales live on Time Warner cable Channel 3, which airs in the Capital region of New York State.
Stand and deliver. That's what Hirapour needed to do to have a chance at the 2004 steeplechase Eclipse Award. He starred in the spring, skipped the summer, and lost a tight Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) decision to McDynamo in October.
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