Joe Nevills, the Daily Racing Form’s sales editor and breeding correspondent, won the second annual Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his “Who is Bred for the Distance”. He received the award at the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters dinner at The Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington. In 2008, Joe began an internship with Thoroughbred Times, highlighted by the on-site coverage of Horse of the Year Curlin's victory in that year's Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. When he returned to finish his education at Central Michigan University, he founded The Michigan-Bred Claimer, a blog focused on flat racing of all breeds in Michigan. Upon graduation, Joe expanded into freelance gigs with publications including Thoroughbred Times, Midwest Thoroughbred, Arabian Finish Line, Louisiana Thoroughbred and more. Joe joined Thoroughbred Times in August 2011. Since last on our show he is no longer with the Thoroughbred Times but now with the DRF as staff writer on breeding.