Steve Haskin and Skip Dickstein Win Preakness Media
LEXINGTON, KY Blood-Horse Publications is pleased to announce
that two editorial contributors of The Blood-Horse magazine, the
companys flagship publication, have been announced as winners
of this years Preakness media awards. The prestigious Old
Hilltop Award will be presented to Steve Haskin, senior correspondent
for The Blood-Horse, for his many years of distinguished coverage
of racing. In addition, photographer Skip Dickstein, a longtime
contributor to the magazine's major race coverage, is the winner
of the Nikon Preakness Photo Award. Dickstein captured War Emblem
and jockey Victor Espinozas focus on the finish line en
route to their victory in the 2002 Preakness.
The winners were announced by The Maryland Jockey Club on April
21. Haskin and Dickstein will be recognized and will receive their
respective awards at the May 15 Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace
Dining Room at Pimlico. The presentation ceremony is scheduled
for 9:30 a.m. two days prior to the Preakness. ESPNs Chris
Lincoln will act as the master of ceremonies.
"Steve and Skip are both outstanding contributors with a
passion for the sport," noted Ray Paulick, editor in chief
of The Blood-Horse. "They are true war horses in our Triple
Crown coverage and for them its a labor of love."
The Blood-Horse is the Thoroughbred industrys premier source
for racing and breeding news and information, and the oldest continually
published North American Thoroughbred magazine. Blood-Horse Publications
also publishes The Horse, a monthly equine health care magazine;
the official Kentucky Derby and World Thoroughbred Championships/Breeders'
Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; Keeneland magazine; and
the Eclipse Awards program. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications
also operates Eclipse Press, its award-winning book publishing
division, and operates a family of leading Web sites including
bloodhorse.com and TheHorse.com.