Entries Welcome for Woods, Frutkoff Preakness Awards
Television, Multimedia Submissions Accepted for First Time

LAUREL, MD – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today it is accepting entries for the David F. Woods Memorial Award, presented for the best Preakness story from 2023, and the Jerry Frutkoff Photography Award, presented to the photographer of the best Preakness image from 2023.

For the first time, the David F. Woods Memorial Award will include television and multimedia submissions.

Recipients of the David F. Woods and Jerry Frutkoff Award will be honored at the Alibi Breakfast Thursday, May 16 at Pimlico Race Course. The Alibi Breakfast, which started in the late 1930s, features a gathering of media, owners, trainers, breeders, jockeys, and celebrities to celebrate the Preakness and solicit interesting and humorous race predictions. Preakness 149 will be contested Saturday, May 18.

Along with the Woods and Frutkoff, the Maryland Jockey Club will also recognize the recipient of the Old Hilltop Award, a tribute to selected media members who have covered Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction, and a Special Award of Merit will be given to one who has made a positive impact on the racing industry.

Entries for the Woods and Frutkoff must be submitted by Monday, April 20.

Submissions for the Woods must include an attachment or link of the story, name of (multimedia, newspaper, magazine) and date. Submissions for the Frutkoff must include an attachment of the image as well as the media outlet it appeared. Submissions can be sent to or