Gazette’s MacAdam earns award for 2021 Preakness coverage

Mike MacAdam is shown in this recent photo.
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Mike MacAdam is shown in this recent photo.

Veteran sportswriter Mike MacAdam of The Daily Gazette will be among this Thursday’s honorees at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

The Daily Gazette’s turf writer and sports columnist, MacAdam will receive the David F. Woods Award for best Preakness story.

“It’s a gross understatement to say what an honor it is to be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club with the David F. Woods Award,” MacAdam said. “Writing stories about horse racing is never anything less than a fascinating and rewarding challenge. Thanks again to the MJC for this wonderful award, and to the Gazette for maintaining a commitment to racing coverage on a broad scale beyond our [rightfully] hyperlocal profile. Mostly, though, thanks to our readers for being a passionate audience.”

MacAdam’s story that’s set to be honored was titled: “Preakness Winner Rombauer Runs Out of the Baffert Shadow.”

A member of The Daily Gazette’s sports department for more than three decades, MacAdam was recently named the top sportswriter in the New York Press Association’s 2021 Better Newspaper Contest. Among a variety of other awards previously netted in his career was the Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Award for Belmont Stakes coverage in 2012.

Patrick Smith, a Baltimore-based photographer for Getty Images, will receive Thursday’s Jerry Frutkoff Award for the best Preakness picture of 2021.

The Alibi Breakfast began in the 1930s on the porch of the old Pimlico Clubhouse and features a gathering of media, owners, trainers, jockeys, horsemen and fans to celebrate the Preakness. This year’s Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday.

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