01/03/2005 1:00AM

Three media Eclipse winners named


Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Bill Christine of the Los Angeles Times have won the 2004 Eclipse Awards in two writing categories, and Cindy Pierson Dulay, a freelancer, has been given the 2004 Eclipse for photography. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced the awards Monday.

Jensen's Eclipse for feature writing was for a series of articles chronicling the unsuccessful Triple Crown bid of Smarty Jones.

Christine won in the news and commentary category for a Dec. 24, 2003, article, "Kayak II," detailing the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, won by Seabiscuit. The article resurrected speculation about whether Seabiscuit's stablemate, Kayak II, was held back to allow Seabiscuit to win.

Pierson Dulay's winning photograph showed Stephan's Angel leaping off the ground before being saddled for the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. The photo appeared in the July 2004 edition of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred.