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Racing Post strongly represented at prestigious HWPA awards

Tom Kerr (centre), Edward Whitaker (left) and Patrick McCann have all been nominated
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Tom Kerr, the reigning Racing Writer of the Year, heads a strong nomination for the Racing Post in the 2017 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Horserace Writers & Photographers Association Derby Awards.

Kerr picked up the Clive Graham Trophy last year and is joined by Racing Post colleagues Chris McGrath, a dual winner of the top prize, and Peter Thomas. Emma Berry of the Thoroughbred Daily News is also nominated.

Racing Post reporters are also in contention for the Reporter of the Year title, with industry editor Bill Barber and David Carr nominated for the John Oaksey Trophy. Marcus Armytage of the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian’s Chris Cook complete the field.

The winners of the writing awards are decided by a ballot of HWPA members, who have an open vote on the Broadcaster of the Year.

The Racing Post is also strongly represented in the photography awards, with Patrick McCann nominated for Photographer of the Year and also for Picture of the Year, which he won last year, alongside colleague Edward Whitaker.

Marcus Townend, HWPA president, said: “We had a numerically strong entry for all this year’s awards. The judges reported they had a tough time boiling that down to four nominees for each category.”

The Derby Awards take place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Monday, December 4.

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The judges reported they had a tough time boiling that down to four nominees for each category
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