Jay Privman

60 Speakers Announced For Global Symposium on Racing

Over 60 speakers will present at the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program's 49th annual Global Symposium on Racing, scheduled for Dec. 4-6 at Lowes Ventana Canyon in Tuscon. The event brings together racing industry executives from around the world to explore critical issues and trends across the three racing breeds. Panels at the 2023 Symposium will include:   Computer Assisted Wagering--The Good, The Bad, and The Future Out of the Shadows--Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health and Emotional Wellness The Path Forward--Race Track Safety and the Anti-Doping &...

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Pimlico's Alibi Breakfast to Honor Jay Privman and Rob Carr

Recently retired Daily Racing Form columnist Jay Privman and Getty Images photographer Rob Carr will be among the honorees Preakness week at the annual Alibi Breakfast for their outstanding coverage of the 2022 GI Preakness S. The popular and historic breakfast--which dates back to the 1930s--will be held Thursday, May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. Privman, an Eclipse Award winner, will be given the David F. Woods Award for his story on Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. He had previously been honored with the same award in 2002...

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Old Friends To Dedicate New Signs During Homecoming

Old Friends, Thoroughbred Retirement Farm will dedicate three new street signs during its 18th Annual Homecoming event, Sunday, May 7 from noon to 4 p.m. (EST), the organization said in a release on Wednesday. The new signs will honor: Dave Litfin, "Litfin Lane," author and writer for the Daily Racing Form; Bob Neumeier, "Neumeier Street," NBC broadcaster; and Jay Privman, "Privman Pass," recently retired turf writer from the Daily Racing Form. "This trio of remarkable chroniclers of Thoroughbred racing will have paths named after them at Old Friends to remind...

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Zimmerman, Privman Appointed to CARMA Board

Santa Anita Park's Senior Vice President Amy Zimmerman and multiple Eclipse Award-winning journalist Jay Privman have been elected to the board of directors for the the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA). The horse racing veterans fill vacancies left by the resignation of Candace Coder-Chew and the untimely passing of Howard Zucker late last year. "We are thrilled to welcome Amy and Jay to the CARMA Board of Directors," Billy Koch, President of CARMA, said. "Their vast knowledge and experience in the horse racing industry will be invaluable to our organization...

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Privman To Receive Special Eclipse Award

Jay Privman, who retired from the Daily Racing Form in late 2022 after a career spanning six decades, will be presented with a Special Eclipse Award for Career Excellence at the 52nd Eclipse Award ceremonies to be held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, Jan. 26. "This is quite humbling and most appreciated, as it has been bestowed by my peers and those I covered," Privman said. "I get very emotional seeing whose names have also won a Special Award, like the greatest rider I ever saw, Laffit Pincay,...

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Privman, Haight, Mann Selected to Hall of Fame Media Roll of Honor

Daily Racing Form national correspondent Jay Privman and the late turf writers Walter Haight and Jack Mann have been selected to the National Museum of Racing's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Privman, 62, a resident of Carlsbad, Ca., covered his first race in 1980--Spectacular Bid's victory in the Malibu Stakes--while in college at California State University, Northridge, and working part-time for The Los Angeles Daily News. Privman worked for The Daily News full-time from 1981 through 1991, then became West Coast editor for The Racing Times (1991 to 1992)...

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