Southern Racehorse magazine was honored as the winner of the general excellence award in the state or regional publication category at the American Horse Publications Annual Awards on June 21 at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. AHP is a non-profit association promoting excellence in equine publishing media. Its members include equine-related print publications as well as digital media, professionals, students, organizations and businesses which share an interest in equine publishing.
The judges’ critique of the magazine noted, “Southern Racehorse outshined the other entries in this category with strong layout and a visually appealing flow throughout the magazine. Ad space did not diminish the content. A spectacular work of art.”
This marked the first national award for Southern Racehorse, although its predecessor, The Texas Thoroughbred, won numerous AHP awards including the same general excellence award on multiple occasions.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to see Southern Racehorse win this award in only its second year of existence,” said publisher and editor Denis Blake. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible design by Amie Rittler and the support of our advertisers and state associations.”