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Billy Reed, legendary Kentucky sportswriter and journalist, joins KyForward as sports columnist

Legendary sportswriter Billy Reed is joining the KyForward’s strong stable of experienced journalists as a weekly columnist writing on all things sports. Reed reported for the Louisville Courier Journal and for Sports Illustrated for many years, covering 15 sports and earning the cover spot on SI 12 times. “KyForward welcomes Billy Reed to our team,” said Jacob Clabes, KyForward...

2019 Runhappy Eclipse Awards announced, Bricks and Mortar Horse of the Year, Champion Turf Male

KyForward staff   HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced Thursday that Bricks and Mortar, who was undefeated in six starts last year, was voted the 2019 Runhappy Horse of the Year at the 49th Annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino...

Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, Mitole contend for Eclipse Awards Horse of the Year

Led by Horse of the Year candidates Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, and Mitole, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) has announced the finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced at the 49th annual Eclipse...

Georgetown resident Nevills to receive 2019 Media Eclipse Award for feature/commentary writing

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters today announced the winners of the 2019 Media Eclipse Awards in six categories. Joe Nevills of Georgetown won the award for Feature/Commentary Writing for his entry “Biting The Dust: A Long Goodbye to Mount Pleasant Meadows,” written for the Paulick Report on July 22. Nevills (Photo...

Justify’s Triple Crown voted NTRA Moment of the Year, connections to be honored at Eclipse Awards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced thatJustify’s dominant victory in the 150th Belmont Stakes to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner has been voted the 2018 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of 2,260 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. Jockey Mike Smith raises his arms to the heavens as he guides Justify to the Winner’s Circle following his...

Gun Runner wins Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year; Frank Stronach receives Award of Merit

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced Thursday evening that Gun Runner was voted the 2017 Horse of the Year at the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Images courtesy of NTRA Gun Runner was the winner of four Grade 1 races culminating with the $6 million Breeders’ Cup...

Runhappy, Beholder among major Eclipse Award winners with Keeneland connections

Four of the 2015 champions from Saturday’s 45rh annual Eclipse Awards at Gulfsteam Park sold at Keeneland and/or competed here during the 2015 Spring or Fall meets. The include: — Spendthrift Farm purchased multiple Grade 1 winner Beholder, champion older dirt female, for $180,000 at Keeneland’s 2011 September Yearling Sale from the consignment of breeder Clarkland Farm. The daughter...

Kentucky-bred Wise Dan repeats Horse of the Year honor with a nearly perfect 2013 season

Wise Dan with Jockey Jose Lezcano up, wins the 2012 Shadwell Turf Mile for trainer Charles Lopresti and owner Morton Fink at the 2012 Keeneland fall meet. Photos by Z   Wise Dan, a winner of six major stakes races in the United States and Canada last year, was named the 2013 Horse of the Year Saturday evening at the 43rd Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The...