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Voss Sweeps Media Eclipse Award Writing Categories
Kentucky Ag Connection - 01/08/2021

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced the winners of the 2020 Media Eclipse Awards in six categories. This year's awards are highlighted by Natalie Voss, editor-in-chief of the Paulick Report, becoming the first individual to win two writing award categories in the same year since the late Bill Nack earned two awards in 1991.

The 2020 Media Eclipse Award winners are as follows:

Feature/Commentary Writing -- Natalie Voss, Paulick Report "'An Angel On His Shoulder': This Thoroughbred's Fate Was Written In Ink," May 13, 2020.

News/Enterprise Writing -- Natalie Voss, Paulick Report -- Multi-part Series: "A Decade In, How Are We Doing With Thoroughbred Aftercare?" Dec. 2, 2019; "Emptying The Ocean With A Teaspoon: The Challenges Of Aftercare," Dec. 3, 2019; and "Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future," Dec. 4, 2019.

Television -- Live Racing Programming -- NBC Sports, "The Breeders' Cup World Championships," Nov. 7, 2020; Billy Matthews and Lindsay Schanzer, producers.

Television -- Features -- NBC Sports "Riders Up: The World's First Sports Bubble," Oct. 2, 2020 on NBCSN; Produced by the Hennegan Brothers.

Audio/Multi-Media Internet -- Thoroughbred Daily News (TDN) "To Hell and Back: Belmont Marks A Deserved Triumph for New York City," Joe Bianca, writer and narrator, Patty Wolfe, producer.

Photography -- Alex Evers, Paulick Report "A Derby Without Fans," Sept. 21, 2020.

Entries were accepted for 2020 Media Eclipse Awards consideration for works which appeared from Nov. 17, 2019 to Nov. 20, 2020.

Voss, from Georgetown, Ky., has now won three Eclipse Awards. In addition to the two honors this year, Voss won her first Media Eclipse Award in 2016 for News/Enterprise writing for her article on the lurking dangers of concussions for jockeys, which was also published in the Paulick Report.

"I never could have imagined this happening in my wildest dreams," said Voss upon learning of her two Eclipse Awards in 2020. "It's a tremendous honor to just win one award, but to win two in one year is unfathomable.

"I'm so pleased to see aftercare stories win in both categories this year. I really believe there are just as many compelling stories in that world as there are on the racetrack, and that they are just as much a part of the Thoroughbred industry."

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