06/22/2014 8:43AM

Daily Racing Form wins 6 AHP awards


Daily Racing Form won six writing awards for work published in 2013 at the American Horse Publications annual awards dinner, presented Saturday night in Charleston, S.C.

Regular contributor Mary Simon won two awards – for best personality profile for “Daring Diane,” an article on riding pioneer Diane Crump that was published June 22, 2013, and for best personal column for the article “Catching up with A.P. Indy: Still carrying himself like a champion,” which was published May 5.

Simon also took home a second-place award in personality profile for a feature on former jockey Eddie Donnally entitled “Redemption of Eddie,” published Sept. 14.

Executive columnist Jay Hovdey earned a third-place award in the news category for his piece on injured rider Joy Scott, “Scott sees some good in latest injury,” which was published April 12.

Staff writer Marcus Hersh earned a third-place award in the category of feature for an article on blinkers, entitled “Under the hood,” which was published July 6.

DRF photographer Barbara Livingston was awarded second place in the category of editorial series for her two-part “Behind-the-scenes stars,” on exercise riders, which was published July 20 and 27.