Thoroughbred Racing

               === Media Eclipse Award honors Goldberg of DRF ===
 New  York,  NY (Sports Network)  - Freelance writer  Ryan Goldberg has won the
 Media  Eclipse  Award in  the Feature/Commentary  category. The winning story,
 "Keiber  Coa  Presses on a  Year After Father's  Fateful Spill," was about the
 relationship  between father-son  jockeys Eibar and Keiber Coa and appeared in
 the Daily Racing Form 'DRF Weekend' edition on July 7.
 "I feel incredibly proud of the work and grateful to receive this honor," said
 Goldberg.  "I grew up reading all of the racing greats who influenced my work,
 like  Bill Nack and Joe Hirsch. To see my name next to theirs on this award is
 This  is the  New Jersey-native's first Media Eclipse Award after receiving an
 Honorable  Mention last  year  in the  News-Enterprise  Writing Media  Eclipse
 category. His father, Lew, was a trainer on the New Jersey racing circuit.
 The  article covers  a 19 month time  period during which Keiber Coa went from
 being  a student  jockey to successful apprentice all while his father, Eibar,
 suffered a terrible injury from a racing accident goes through rehabilition to
 "I intended to write this story about Keiber's recent success," said Goldberg.
 "But  Eibar was extremely  revealing about the spill, and spoke of how much he
 wanted  Keiber to  grow on his own  terms, that the piece become more balanced
 between the two of them."
 The media awards are presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association
 (NTRA),  Daily Racing  Form and  the  National Turf  Writers and  Broadcasters
 (NTWAB)  for outstanding achievement in media coverage of thoroughbred racing.
 Trophies  will  be presented to  the Award winners  at the 42nd annual Eclipse
 Awards  on Saturday, Jan, 19, 2013, at Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino in
 Hallandale Beach, Fla.
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