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Bill Handleman Memorial Award Goes To Ed McNamara Of Newsday For Outstanding Haskell Coverage

Posted Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

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The 2015 Bill Handleman Memorial Award went to Ed McNamara of Newsday for outstanding coverage of last year’s $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational.  Inaugurated in 2012, the Handleman Memorial Award honors outstanding media coverage of the Haskell Invitational.

          The award honors the late Bill Handleman, who was lead sportswriter for the Asbury Park Press for nearly three decades and made Monmouth Park his home away from home. Mr. Handleman died in June of 2010 at age 62.

          The first recipient of the Handleman Award was Tom Luicci of The Star-Ledger, followed by Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press in 2013 and Dave Johnson of Sirius XM last year.

          McNamara earned the Handleman Award for his post-race coverage of the 2014 Haskell Invitational, the 47th running of the race, won by Kaleem Shah’s Bayern for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia.

          McNamara has been a sports writer, covering mostly horse racing, for Newsday since 1983.


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