Inquirer staff columnist Bob Ford won an honorable mention for the 2007 Eclipse Award in the news-commentary category for his column on Calvin Borel, the Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, who was aboard Street Sense.

The column appeared on May 7.

Ford won the award in the same category two years ago for his column on jockey Mike Smith and Giacomo, the 2005 Kentucky Derby winner.

The Eclipse Awards are presented by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the National Turf Writers Association, and the Daily Racing Form.

They are bestowed on horses and individuals whose achievements have earned them the title of champion in their categories. Awards also are given to recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing.

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