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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine received two Equine Media Awards at the 2023 American Horse Publications Equine Media conference, in Tempe, Ariz. June 22-24.

The awards celebrated excellence in more than 50 equine media categories. Material published in 2022 by AHP members was eligible.

Writer Nolan Clancy’s article from the April 2022 edition, “Gotta Be the Shoes,” won first place amongst 15 entries in the Service to the Horse Industry: Single Article category. The judges noted that the story, which focuses on blacksmith Randy Reed and his work with graded stakes-winning sprinter Wondrwherecraigis, was noted for its “engaging, conversational tone that connects with (the) reader” and was praised for its frequent use of quotes.

Clancy, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland’s Merrill College of Journalism, is the son of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred editor Joe Clancy.

Scott Serio’s photograph “Sky Beauty,” originally published in the January 2022 issue, placed first among 17 entries in the Editorial Photograph category. The image was described as “perfection,” with the judges noting how “Everything comes together so well here – the dramatic sky, the horse’s prance, the rider’s posture. Outstanding silhouette.”

In addition, Joe Clancy's editorial “Dreaming of a Reset for Racing,” also published in January 2022, placed second from 12 entries in the Personal Column Single Article category. The judges described the story as “well-written and concise,” noting that Clancy “pack(ed) in a lot of information and insight without bogging the reader down.”

Published monthly by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred is a multiple AHP award winner in numerous categories including overall General Excellence. A small staff that includes director of publications Barrie Reightler, associate editor Cindy Deubler, writer John Piassek and proofreader Lydia Williams teams up with other contributors to cover the region’s Thoroughbred industry.

 “As always, it’s nice to be recognized by AHP,” said Joe Clancy of the honors. “Publishing a magazine is not an easy endeavor and we are grateful to the MHBA board, members and executive director Cricket Goodall for the opportunity.”

AHP was founded in 1970 by the editors and publishers of a half-dozen equine publications. Today, dozens of members in a variety of categories span a variety of horse breeds and sports as the professional membership association promotes excellence in equine media and encourages relationships and communication within the horse industry through education and networking.


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