10/09/2014 4:44PM

Meadow chosen as first Ron Rippey Award recipient


Barry Meadow, a longtime public handicapper and writer, has won the inaugural Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media, the sponsor of the award, Brisnet.com, announced on Thursday.

Meadow, who wrote the handicapping book “Money Secrets at the Racetrack,” was selected for a piece called “Statistics and Garbage” that appeared in the Horseplayers Association of North American newsletter. He will receive $1,000 and be honored at the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Awards dinner on Oct. 29 in Arcadia, Calif.

Brisnet.com, which produces handicapping materials, announced the creation of the award several weeks ago in order to acknowledge published work on handicapping or money-management strategies for horseplayers. The award is named after Ron Rippey, who won the 2006 National Handicapping Championship and was a 10-time qualifier for the event.

Two articles received honorable mention. One was written by Daily Racing Form reporter Byron King and was entitled “Which Trainers Produce Horses 4-1 or Less.” The other was by Nick Tammaro, entitled “Pace is Key in Jockey Club Gold Cup Showdown,” which appeared on ThoroughbredRacing.com.