FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Contact: Robert Bolson, Director of Corporate Marketing
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BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS RECOGNIZED AT 2008 AMERICAN HORSE PUBLICATIONS AWARDS DINNER
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Blood-Horse Publications received a total of nine awards on Saturday, June 21 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Sixty-nine AHP members were named finalists in the 2008 AHP Annual Awards Contest for material published in 2007. Participation in this year's contest represented 105 AHP members and one-thousand ninety-two entries. Twenty-nine professional judges placed the classes and provided constructive critiques for all entries. Since its inception in 1974, the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program has recognized excellence in editorial content and graphic design.
American Horse Publications is a non-profit professional association of more than 470 publications, individuals, and equine-related businesses dedicated to promoting better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry.
Blood-Horse Publications' publications and staff were recognized as follows:
First Place: Online News Reporting: News Breaking Story; (4 entries); TheHorse.com for "Ga. Neglect Case: Defense Team Questions Necessity of Seizure" by Erin Ryder.
First Place: Online News Reporting: Related Feature Story; (5 entries); TheHorse.com for "Working with Morocco's Horses: Journey's End" by Erin Ryder.
Second Place: Online News Reporting: Related Feature Story; (5 entries); TheHorse.com for "John Henry's Last Days" by Erin Ryder.
First Place: Online Service to the Reader; (3 entries); TheHorse.com for "Making a New Mom for a Rejected Filly" by Scot T. Gillies.
Honorable Mention: Publication Staff Advertisement; Circulation 10,000 and over; (28 entries); The Blood-Horse for "Solid. Robust. Dependable."; Designers: Monica Marrs and Jennifer Neal.
First Place: Editorial Design; Circulation over 20,000; (32 entries); Keeneland Magzine for Winter 2007 issue; "American Classic"; Designer: Alexandra Sieckowski; Creative Director: Suzanne Dorman; Photographer: Lee Thomas.
Second Place: Equine-Related Newsletter (Print); (6 entries); The Blood-Horse MarketWatch; Editor: Jason J.C. Russo.
Merial Human-Animal Bond Award: Erin Ryder; "Hoofing It with John Henry"; (22 entries); Published by TheHorse.com.
Honorable Mention: Self-Supported Magazine; Circulation 15,000 and over; (12 entries); Keeneland Magazine.
"We are deeply honored by this recognition and extend our congratulations to all of the evening's award winners," commented Stacy V. Bearse, President and CEO of Blood-Horse Publications. "The AHP Awards recognize the creativity and contributions of our entire team and their continued committed service to our loyal readers and to the equine industry."
A complete PowerPoint presentation of all of the event's winning entries will be posted online at AmericanHorsePubs.org in the near future.
About Blood-Horse Publications:
Blood-Horse Publications is a multimedia publishing company that traces its roots to 1916. Its flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, is the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes the award-winning The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine; TBH Marketwatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors and recipient of the prestigious Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for 2006 and 2005; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including BloodHorse.com, TheHorse.com, StallionRegister.com, ExclusivelyEquine.com, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications; and TrueNicks.com.
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Director of Corporate Marketing
Tel.: (859) 276-6809