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Eclipse Press Author Julia McEvoy Wins Peabody Award For Radio Series

LEXINGTON, KY - Julia McEvoy, co-author of Women in Racing, published by Eclipse Press, has received a prestigious Peabody Award for the Chicago Public Radio series "Stories of Home," which aired last spring. The eleven first-person stories sought to examine the unusual ways people think about home through intimate looks at the lives of Chicagoans. McEvoy was executive producer of the series. McEvoy previously has won an Eclipse Award for outstanding radio coverage of Thoroughbred racing.

In Women in Racing, McEvoy and her father, racing journalist John McEvoy, interviewed women in all facets of the sport. Well-known sports commentator Charlsie Cantey, top trainer Jenine Sahadi, and retired jockey Donna Barton are among the women profiled. Women in Racing is available through Exclusively Equine at and is available through other fine book sellers.

Eclipse Press is dedicated to the enjoyment and welfare of the horse. Titles range from practical aspects of hands-on horsemanship to equine art and retrospectives on the great Thoroughbred racehorses. For more information on Eclipse Press, visit

Eclipse Press is a division of Blood-Horse Publications, a multimedia publishing company that traces it roots to 1916. Blood-Horse Publications' flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, is the Thoroughbred industry’s 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 a family of leading Web sites including and


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