05/16/2013 1:55PM

Preakness Stakes: DRF's Privman, Livingston honored


BALTIMORE - At Pimlico’s Alibi breakfast, Daily Racing Form national correspondent Jay Privman and the Form’s lead photographer Barbara Livingston were honored by the Maryland Jockey Club for their work at the 2012 Preakness.

Privman won the David F. Woods Memorial Award for the best Preakness story from the previous year. Privman wrote a profile of Derby- and Preakness-winning trainer Doug O’Neill. Privman also won this award in 2002.

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Livingston won the Jerry Frutkoff Photography Award for best photo from the previous Preakness. Her winning photo was an under-the-rail shot at the frantic finish between I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister.

Also honored by the Maryland Jockey Club were Gerry Sandusky of WBAL-TV and Mike Penna of Horse Racing Radio Network, co-recipients of the Old Hilltop Award acknowledging those who covered Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction. Horse Player NOW, an organization that provides handicapping tips, analysis and education to more than 20 tracks, received the Special Award of Merit given to those who made a positive impact on the racing industry.

Gerry Sandusky noted that he has the same name as the infamous Penn State assistant coach who was convicted on child molestation, with one distinct difference.

“If you’re Jerry with a J you’re doing 50 to life,” Sandusky said. “If you’re Gerry with a G you’re coming to life in your 50s. Big difference.”