NTWAB to Honor McIngvale, Livingston, Lincoln, Pedulla, Welsch

Jim McIngvale | Patty Wolfe

Thoroughbred owner and breeder Jim McIngvale will be honored along with Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara Livingston, broadcaster Chris Lincoln and turf writers Tom Pedulla and Mike Welsch during the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters' 62nd annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Lexington.

The NTWAB Awards Dinner is the organization's only fundraiser, and a portion of the proceeds of the event will fund Thoroughbred industry charities and internships for prospective racing journalists. The 2022 NTWAB Awards Dinner will be held at Malone's Prime in Lexington.

McIngvale, widely known as “Mattress Mack” for the television personality he long ago adopted as owner of a hugely successful chain of furniture stores in Texas, will be honored with the Mr. Fitz Award for typifying the spirit of racing. McIngvale is one of the most visible personalities in racing through the tireless promotion of his stallion, Runhappy, the 2015 champion male sprinter. McIngvale's philanthropy and generosity during regional crises also have brought him widespread praise, while several massive wagers on racing and sporting events in recent years also have brought him a measure of attention as someone willing to roll the dice in the name of free enterprise and charity.

Livingston, chief photographer for the Daily Racing Form, will be honored with the Joe Palmer Award for meritorious service to racing.

Lincoln, an Eclipse Award-winner who served as longtime producer and host of ESPN's Racing Across America and Racehorse Digest programs in the 1980s and '90s, will be honored with the Jim McKay Award for career excellence in broadcasting.

Welsch, a member of Daily Racing Form's editorial team since 1972; and Pedulla, who covered racing for USA Today from 1995 to 2012 and current contributor to multiple publications, will each be honored with the Walter Haight Award for career excellence in Turf writing.

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