Dan Illman to Receive Old Hilltop Award at Alibi Breakfast

Pimlico on Preakness Day in 2023 | Horsephotos

Daily Racing Form (DRF) writer Dan Illman has been named recipient of the 2024 Old Hilltop Award for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction and will be honored May 16 at Pimlico's Alibi Breakfast in the buildup to the GI Preakness S.

“I am very honored to receive the Old Hilltop Award from the Maryland Jockey Club,” said Illman, who also serves as executive producer for DRF's video productions. “I fell in love with racing the first time I went to Belmont Park as a child, snuck the Daily Racing Form into my high school classes, and am very grateful to live my dream by covering the sport each day. The last few years of reporting on the Mid-Atlantic region, especially Maryland racing, have been the most rewarding of my career.”

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