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WiR members on international journalist stage

WiR members on international journalist stage

WiR member Debbie Burt is in good company once again, collecting an award in the Dubai International Arabian Races Journalists Competition – which she won in 2012.

Author: wiradmin/09 January 2015/Categories: In the News

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Racing Post International Editor, Nick Godfrey, scooped the top prize for his article published in British horseracing's national daily newspaper.

Debbie Burt's article in EQ Life Magazine was judged under the same criteria in the competition, which recognises and rewards journalistic and photographic excellence forming part of the promotion of Arabian racing's 'Champions Day', which in 2014 was held at Newbury Racecourse.

Staged under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, the competition was introduced in 2009 boasting total prize money of more than £20,000 shared among the winners and runners-up in three categories; UK Print Media, Open Category and Best Published Photograph and includes a donation of £2,000 to the charity of choice of the winner of the UK Print Media Category.

Nick Godfrey nominated Racing Welfare as the charity to receive a donation of £2,000 in his name.

Other recipients:

  • Patrick Weaver, Daily Star and Sunday Express correspondent
  • Malcolm Howe, Newbury Weekly News Sports Editor
  • Geoffrey Riddle for his articles in The National and and on the Racing UK website
  • Tom Peacock and Paul Haigh for contributions in The Thoroughbred Commentary
  • Vikki Hancock for her article in on-line publication European Bloodstock News
  • Steven Cargill, Horserace Writers and Photographers Association President – his winner's enclosure picture took the Best Published Photograph award
  • Matthew Webb, Royal Warrant holder, was Best Published Photograph runner-up
Picture caption: First Secretary His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum and Director of the Office of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan His Excellency Mirza Al Sayegh pictured with the winners of the Dubai International Arabian Races Journalists Competition.

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