01/03/2017 3:46PM

ESPN wins Eclipse Award for E:60 feature


ESPN, the sports television network, has been named the winner of the Media Eclipse Award for Television, Feature Programming, for a story that aired on its E:60 news magazine program about racehorses and their companion animals, the administrators of the awards announced on Tuesday.

The story, called “Barnyard Buddies,” aired on ESPN on May 3, in the week prior to the Kentucky Derby. For the program, the producers traveled to racetracks in California, Kentucky, and New York to document the roles that stable animals such as goats and chickens play in racehorses’ lives.

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The story was produced by Tonya Malinowski and narrated by reporter Ryan McGee.

The award for feature programming is the second for E:60 and the sixth overall for ESPN.

The award will be presented on Jan. 21 at the Eclipse Awards dinner and ceremony at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.