Steve Cairns Passes, Was Racing Radio Giant Down Under

November 17, 2015

This tribute to Australian radio giant Steve Cairns is worth reading. Ron Flatter writes, “You may not have known Steve Cairns, and he probably wanted it that way.” More

NTWAB Fall Newsletter

November 16, 2015

Attendance at the 2015 Annual Awards Dinner was double that of the previous year, and the event was highlighted by a surprise announcement from Ahmed Zayat. This is an especially uplifting newsletter. More

Video: NTWAB 2015 Awards Dinner

November 16, 2015

Highlights of the annual NTWAB Awards Dinner held in Lexington, Ky. on Oct. 28, 2015 produced on video by our intern Kami Griffiths. Here

Nevills Derby Pedigree Analysis Wins Rippey Award

October 18, 2015

Joe Nevills, the Daily Racing Form’s sales editor and breeding correspondent, won the second annual Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his “Who is Bred for the Distance”. More

2015 Media Eclipse Awards Guidelines Released

October 14, 2015

Rules for the 2015 Media Eclipse Awards have been promulgated by he National Thoroughbred Racing Association in conjunction with Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters. More

American Pharoah and Team Lead NTWAB Annual Awards Winners

September 2, 2015

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will salute American Pharoah and the team that molded him into the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years to highlight its 56th annual awards dinner on Oct. 28 at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, Ky. More

NTWAB Releases Annual Awards Nominees

August 9, 2015

Without further ado, here are the distinguished nominees for the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters annual major awards. The awards will be presented at the annual dinner gala on Oct. 28 at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Ky. More

NTWAB Summer 2015 Newsletter

June 22, 2015

I am sure the run to the Triple Crown reminded many of us why we chose this profession. What an honor and thrill it was to chronicle the first sweep in 37 years! More

Hughes, Law Win Hirsch Writing Contest

June 9, 2015

Alicia Wincze Hughes of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Tom Law of ST Publishing earned top honors in The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) sixth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest. Law is a past president of the NTWAB and Hughes is a current board member. More

In Memory of Dan Farley, Former NTWA President

May 4, 2015

Dan Farley, a former president of the National Turf Writers Association (NTWA), died May 1. He was 72. More

NTWAB Spring 2015 Newsletter

April 19, 2015

We have many positive developments to report, as you will see below. There also is some negative news that I will not attempt to bury. More

Collmus, Scheinman to Receive Old Hilltop Award

April 18, 2015

Larry Collmus and John Scheinman, both NTWAB members, will be joint recipients of the Old Hilltop Award at Pimlico’s Alibi Breakfast on May 14. More

Woods Memorial Award Goes to Clancy

April 16, 2015

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Joe Clancy, an NTWAB member and an Eclipse Award-winning writer and editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine, will receive the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism. More

Rules Changed for Older Male, Female Eclipse Awards

February 20, 2015

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers and Broadcasters, and Daily Racing Form announced Feb. 19 rules modifications and name changes in two Eclipse Awards categories. The older male category has been renamed older dirt male and the older female category has been renamed older dirt female. More

NTWAB 2015 Winter Newsletter

January 25, 2015

President Pedulla’s update to membership covers the Eclipse Awards dinner, detailed voting results, related expenses, worthy causes, our representative to the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, an update on Bill Mooney and a request that dues be paid promptly. More

2014 Eclipse Award Winners

January 17, 2015

Complete list of the 2014 Eclipse Awards winners presented at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 17, 2015. More

Eclipse Awards Finalists Named

January 7, 2015

View the finalists in each category, human and equine here.

Clancy Takes Eclipse for ‘Horse of A Lifetime’

January 6, 2015

Joe Clancy has won the 2014 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for “Horse of a Lifetime,” a news account of the 2014 Preakness Stakes won by California Chrome, which appeared in the July edition of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine. More

Scheinman Honored with Eclipse for Feature Writing

January 6, 2015

John Scheinman is the winner of the 2014 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Commentary category for “Memories of a Master: The Determined Life of Dickie Small”. More

Livingston Wins Record Third Eclipse

January 6, 2015

Barbara Livingston has won the Media Eclipse Award for Photography for a third time with her photo of Tapiture breezing in a driving rain before the Kentucky Derby. More

The Blood-Horse Awarded Internet Eclipse

January 5, 2015

The Blood-Horse has won the 2014 Media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media Internet category for “Waiting, and Waiting, for Crowning Glory: A generation repeatedly denied a Triple Crown winner looks to California Chrome.” More

NBC Named for 11th Eclipse Award

January 5, 2015

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced that NBC Sports has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television – Live Racing Programming for its broadcast of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic. More

Membership Roster Updated

December 6, 2014

Our membership roster has been updated with dues-paying members of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. Those with unpaid 2014 dues may get in touch with Treasurer Loren Hebel-Osborne.



With 225 members strong, the NTWAB is the largest professional journalistic organization in horse racing.