Eclipse Awards:  (1971-1998): Outstanding Magazine Writing


1971 - Bill Surface, Reader's Digest
1972 - Edward L. Bowen, The Blood-Horse
1973 - Pete Axthelm, Newsweek
1974 - Chet Hagan, Spur
1975 - Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated
1976 - Whitney Tower, Classic
1977 - Whitney Tower, Classic
1978 - Bill Nack, Sports Illustrated
1979 - William Leggett, Sports Illustrated
1980 - Clive Gammon, Sports Illustrated
1981 - Joseph P. Pons, Jr., The Blood-Horse
1982 - Jay Hovdey, Horsemen's Journal
1983 - Arnold Kirkpatrick, Keeneland
1984 - Frank Deford, Sports Illustrated
1985 - Bill Mooney, Thoroughbred Record
1986 - Bill Nack, Sports Illustrated
1987 - Jack Mann, Spur
1988 - Jennie Rees, Louisville Courier-Journal
1989 - Bill Nack, Sports Illustrated
1990 - Bill Nack, Sports Illustated
1991 - No Award Given
1992 - Joseph P. Pons, Jr., The Blood-Horse
1993 - Stephanie Diaz, The Backstretch
1994 - Jay Hovdey, The Blood-Horse
1995 - Award vacated
1996 - Don Clippinger, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred
1997 - Bill Heller, The Backstretch
1998 - Laura Hillenbrand, American Heritage