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2023 HWPA Derby Awards – winners announced

2023 HWPA Derby Awards – winners announced

The 57th Annual HWPA Derby Awards, sponsored by Hong Kong Jockey Club and WorldPool, Coral and BioWaveGo, were presented on Monday afternoon at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. The Clive Graham Trophy for Racing Writer of the Year was won for the first time by the...

Racing Media Week launches on Monday

Racing Media Week launches on Monday

The HWPA will launch its second Racing Media Week next week (Mon 27-Dec 3) with a revamped format. The concept is driven to celebrate the variety of work across the horse racing media ahead of the HWPA Derby Awards, which take place on December 4. Each day a piece of...

Broadcaster of the Year shortlist revealed

Broadcaster of the Year shortlist revealed

Thanks to all the HWPA members who voted in the Derby Awards last week. As a result of your participation, this year's final shortlist can be revealed. In the open vote for Broadcaster of the Year, no fewer than twenty-two names were put forward, testament to the...

Shortlists for the 2023 HWPA Derby Awards revealed

Shortlists for the 2023 HWPA Derby Awards revealed

The HWPA is pleased to announce the shortlists for the Derby Awards that recognise the work of our members. They are listed here, along with the judges' citations. Voting has now closed and the awards take place on Monday December 5th. Racing Writer of the Year –...

First Racing Media Week to launch next week

First Racing Media Week to launch next week

The HWPA will launch its first Racing Media Week to celebrate and showcase the work of our members in the build up to the 56th Derby Awards on December 5th. Starting on Monday 28th November, a series of interviews will be posted on our website with the sport's leading...

Shortlists for 2022 HWPA Derby Awards revealed

Shortlists for 2022 HWPA Derby Awards revealed

The nominees for the six writing and photographic awards at the HWPA Derby Awards have been revealed - but voting has now closed! Portfolios for the writing awards can be viewed by clicking on each of the nominee's names, for video content please follow the links in...

Broadcaster of the Year nominees announced

Broadcaster of the Year nominees announced

The HWPA is delighted to announce the names of the eight nominees selected by the panel of judges to go forward to be voted on by HWPA members for the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Trophy. Many other names were considered and it is a measure of the depth of broadcasting talent...

Entries open for 2022 HWPA Derby Awards

Entries open for 2022 HWPA Derby Awards

Entries are now open for all the writing and photography categories for this year's Derby Awards. It is hoped that as many members as possible will be able to find the time to enter at least one of the six categories. Entries should contain written pieces, photographs...

2020 Derby Awards – The complete list of nominees

The complete list of nominations for the 2020 Derby Awards, supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club,  has been finalised after a decisions by panels of judges and votes from the HWPA membership.The winners will be announced on special Derby Awards programme on Sky...

Derby Awards – 2020

The decision has been made by the HWPA that the 2020 Derby Awards will not be staged as a physical event. The current situation and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has made it impossible to plan with any clarity and the Committee were not prepared to make financial...

Racecourse media slots available w/c Monday 29 June

Racecourse media slots availablew/c Monday 29 June The BHA and RCA have agreed that the two media slots currently allowed at each meeting can now be opened up should the Press Association and Racing Post not be represented at the meeting. The slots available next week...

Photographer Information – Racing Resumption

Photographers’ Information for theResumption of Racing Behind Closed Doors At all stages during the thought process for the way in which racecourse photography will work when racing resumes behind closed doors, the HWPA, RCA and BHA have been in regularly...

COVID-19 – media arrangement update

The HWPA is aware that members are waiting for information on what will be happening when racing hopefully returns on June 1 and are also anxious for updates.With the naming of a date for the sport to re-start, more focus is now being placed on wider operational...

COVID-19: Return to racing planning

We are approaching the time when hopefully it looks like there should be some movement towards the sport getting back under way in some form. It is the HWPA’s intention to keep you as informed as possible with what we understand is happening within our section of the...

HWPA: Racing Welfare support for members

HWPA members are part of the racing community and eligible for help from Racing Welfare. The charity has reiterated that they are there to try to offer support where they can. Clearly, for many HWPA members, especially freelancers and the self-employed, this will...

2020 HWPA TIPPING COMPETITION

2020 HWPA TIPPING COMPETITION (Supported by geegeez.co.uk) I am delighted to announce that geegeez.co.uk have agreed to support the 2020 HWPA Tipping Competition. Their generous support means we will once again be able to run a competition with some attractive prizes...

February Newsletter 2020

HWPA NEWSLETTER - February 2020 INSURANCE OFFER FOR MEMBERS The HWPA has been approached by All Media Insurance who believe they can offer competitive quotes on a wide range of products for members. Geoff Derham is the racecourse face of All Media Insurance that some...

HWPA DERBY AWARDS – the 2019 winners

Lee Mottershead has been named Racing Writer of the Year for the second time at the annual Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Awards in London. Mottershead, Senior Writer at the Racing Post, first lifted the main prize at the Derby Awards in 2011. Mottershead...

BOOK FOR THE 2019 DERBY AWARDS

Tickets for this year’s glittering HWPA awards lunch on Monday 2 December are aready on sale and selling fast.   Tickets this year are priced at £105 each for what is traditionally one of the most popular annual awards lunches of the racing year where excellence...

HWPA 2019 DERBY AWARDS

2019 HWPA DERBY AWARDS - FINAL REMINDER   Entries for the 2019 HWPA Derby awards have opened and you only have until Wednesday 9 October to submit your entries. This year there will be THREE writing awards and TWO photography awards. The HWPA have also introduced...

Trevor Jones Funeral

The funeral of photographer Trevor Jones will be held at Eastbourne Crematorium (BN 23 8AE) on Thursday 27 June  at 3.15pm, followed by a wake at the Hydro Hotel (BN20 7HZ).    

Death of photographer Trevor Jones announced

Photographer Trevor Jones, who forged a long and successful career covering sport and horseracing, has died at the age of 72. Trevor covered racing around the world in a career which spanned more than 40 years. Marcus Townend, president of the Horserace Writers and...

HWPA Newsletter – June 2019

HWPA Newsletter – June 2019   Ebor Meeting Social Event The HWPA will be staging a social event at York’s Ebor meeting after racing on Thursday 22 August. This will be a chance for members to get together and we are grateful to Sky Bet, sponsors of the first...

RaceBets HWPA Tipping Competition – round 3 results

RaceBets HWPA Tipping Competition – result Leg 3 Nigel Spencer (+46.75) napped 33-1 winner Ornate on Saturday to storm to victory in Leg 3 – the ‘Classics Leg’ -  the RaceBets HWPA tipping competition. Nigel’s inspired selection clawed back Paul Jones (+29.61), who...

2019 HWPA Golf Tournament

The annual and hugely popular HWPA golf competition will once again be held on the eve of Glorious Goodwood on the estate’s magnificent course. The event on Monday 29 July will have a shotgun start at 12.30pm, preceded by breakfast at 11.30am There is always massive...

The 2018 QREC HWPA Derby Awards nominations

The full list of nominees for the QREC HWPA Derby Awards on December 3. 2018 Nominations for Racing Reporter of the Year   Bill Barber David Carr Chris Cook Mark Souster   Nominations for Racing Writer of the Year                              ...

52nd HWPA Derby Awards

PRESS RELEASE (Supported by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club) Entries have opened for the 2018 Horserace Writers & Photographers Derby Awards which will be presented at the HWPA’s annual lunch, this year held at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on Monday 3...

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new-look website of the Horserace Writers & Photographers Association. It is a ‘one-stop shop’ for HWPA members and will be the hub of the organisation in the months and years ahead. Through this website, you will not only be able to keep up with...

Derby Award Tickets on sale 22 Sept.

The 2018 HWPA Derby, supported by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, will be held on Monday 3 December at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. Tickets costing £99 will go on sale from Saturday 22 September. Tables for 10, 12 and 14 guests can be booked and there...

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