Race Course today announced the winners of this year’s Preakness media
awards. Honorees will be recognized and awards presented at the May 13
Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room at Pimlico Race Course. The
ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. two days prior to the middle jewel
of the Triple Crown, the $1 million Preakness® Stakes (Grade I).
the second consecutive year USA Today’s Tom Pedulla is the recipient of
the David F. Woods Award, this time for an inspirational feature on
Calvin Borel before the jockey rode Rachel Alexandra to victory in the
2009 Preakness. The Woods Award honors the best story for the previous
year. Judging was done by Preakness notes team members Ed Gray, Mike
Kane and Matt Graves, all award winning turf writers.
Sportswire photographer Scott Serio is the winner of the Jerry Frutkoff
Preakness Photo Award, sponsored by Nikon. Serio captured the
spontaneous emotion of Borel and assistant trainer Scott Blasi after
Rachel Alexandra’s historical score in last year’s Preakness. Judging
was completed by Nikon’s Mark Kettenhofen, Maryland Jockey Club
photographer Jim McCue and the award-winning Molly Riley of Reuters.
prestigious Old Hilltop Award will be bestowed upon NBC Sports anchor
Tom Hammond, who has hosted the network’s Preakness coverage since 2001, and WBAL Radio reporter Scott Wykoff, for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction.
1996, the United States Postal Service has opened a temporary Preakness
station the week of the Preakness. The Honorary Postmaster for
Preakness 135 Station is Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Fund benefits
coordinator Bobby Lillis.
radio personalities Scott Garceau and Keith Mills, former broadcast
partners at WMAR-TV from 1987-2006, will host the event for the second