The News reporter Bec Nadge has been awarded the Country Thoroughbred Racing Best Feature Story 2017 for an article she wrote at her former paper in Western Australia (WA).
The award was announced at the Racing and Wagering WA Country Racing Awards in Perth last Friday, although Miss Nadge was on the wrong side of the Ditch to accept her prize in person.
Submissions for the state-wide Racing and Wagering Western Australia media awards were judged on a range of factors, including creativity, news value, research, technical excellence and ethics.
Miss Nadge said her article “Unsung heroes the lifeblood of racing” was written to highlight the work that went on behind the scenes to prepare horses for racing carnivals.
Research for her story involved attending the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club at 6am to conduct interviews and take photos, she said.
The story was published in WA daily paper the Kalgoorlie Miner in September 2016.