Blood-Horse Takes Home Several AHP Awards; Named Top Web Site

Blood-Horse Publications took home several awards from the 2005 American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program held June 11 in Seattle, Wash. The awards are for material published in 2004.

First-place awards went to Blood-Horse features editor Lenny Shulman in the Personality Profile category (circulation 15,000 or more) for "Cell High," a feature on Thoroughbred owners Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey; Blood-Horse news editor Tom LaMarra for on-line news reporting for "High-Volume Shops Make Case As Wagering Study Continues," a story about rebate shops; and to, the company's Web site headed by Webmaster Gordon Lester; editor Ron Mitchell; and designer Jeff Flannery.

Also in the Personality Profile category, Keeneland Magazine, published by Blood-Horse Publications, earned a third-place for "Her Kingdom for a Horse" by Sue Wylie; and The Blood-Horse received an honorable mention for "Q&A With Seth Hancock" by Dan Liebman.

In the Features category (circulation 15,000 or more), The Blood-Horse received a third place for "Pony Pals" by Steve Haskin; Keeneland Magazine received an honorable mention for "Equine ER" by Stephanie Church; and The Blood-Horse got an honorable mention for "Life After Racing" by Shulman.

In other awards under the category of Editorial Design (circulation 15,000 or more), Keeneland Magazine received a second place for "Victory Gardens," designer Suzanne Depp and photographer Lee P. Thomas; TBH MarketWatch (editor Eric Mitchell, assistant editor Jason Russo, and designer Dana Kelley) received a second place in the Newsletter category; and (Web editor Christy West and designer Flannery) won a second place.

For Editorial Content, The Horse won second place for "Parasite Primer Series" in the Instructional Series category. The Blood-Horse also won third place in the Publication Staff Advertisement category (circulation 15,000 or more) for its "Did You Know?" campaign (designer--The Blood-Horse art department; photographer-- Thomas; concept--publisher Stacy Bearse; and marketing--Robert Bolson).