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