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MID-ATLANTIC THOROUGHBRED’S TOM LAW EARNS DAVID F. WOODS AWARD

To be Recognized at Alibi Breakfast Thursday, May 17

BALTIMORE – Tom Law, senior writer for Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred and managing editor for ST Publishing Inc., will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 17 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.

Law will be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club for his story “Under Cover,” a feature on 2017 Preakness (G1) winner Cloud Computing that appeared in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred.

The David F. Woods Memorial Award was initiated in 1982 to honor the memory of Dave Woods, a long-time racetrack publicist and Evening Sun columnist.

“What an incredible honor to join my colleagues Sean and Joe Clancy as a winner of the David F. Woods Memorial Award,” Law said. “We always work as a team and I owe them credit for editing help and contributions to the piece, along with everyone at the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred office for always putting in the hard work behind the scenes. And special thanks to the connections of Cloud Computing and everyone at the Maryland Jockey Club at Pimlico for fostering the spirit of racing and maintaining this prestigious award.”

Law, former president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters and a longtime editor and writer for Thoroughbred Times, has also earned an Eclipse Award in the multimedia category with Greg Charkoudian for covering the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Award in 2003.

The Alibi Breakfast, which began in the 1930’s on the porch of the historical Pimlico Clubhouse, features a gathering of media, owners, trainers, jockeys, horsemen and fans to celebrate the Preakness and gain interesting and humorous race predictions. 

About Pimlico Race Course

Legendary Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the Middle Jewel in horse racing’s famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed, American Pharoah and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.

The Stronach Group is North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, home of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America’s top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact David Joseph at david.joseph@marylandracing.com or call 954.658.7156.