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Turf Writer Paul Moran Dies at 67

Eclipse Award-winning turf writer Paul Moran died today in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. at age 67 following a long battle with lung cancer.  

A veteran reporter who covered horse racing since the 1970s, Moran was a mainstay in the press boxes of New York Racing Association racetracks since joining the staff of Newsday in 1985. That year, he won a media Eclipse Award for a piece on Daily Racing Form columnist Joe Hirsch, and five years later, he won another Eclipse for his story on Go for Wand's catastrophic injury during the stretch run of the 1990 Breeders' Cup Distaff. He also won a Distinguished Deadline writing award from the National Association of Newspaper Editors.

Moran, a president of the New York Turf Writers Association, retired from the newspaper business in 2008, but stayed very active in horse racing reporting and commentary, chiefly through a regular column on espn.com.  He also dabbled in ownership, owning several New York-breds that were trained by H. James Bond.

Known for his extremely artful prose, his keen opinions on racing issues of the day, and a cutting wit, Moran was surrounded by several of his closest friends and colleagues from the New York racing circuit at the time of his death.

Final arrangements are pending.

 

 

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