RACING POST TUESDAY DECEMBER 6th 2011RACING POST WEEK MONDAY DECEMBER 5th TO SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th 2011
LUVLEE JOB! POST WRITER MOTTERSHEAD SCOOPS TOP AWARD
PETER SCARGILL "POST MAN MOTTERSHEAD JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
RACING POST writer Lee Mottershead has been voted journalist of the year by his peers.
"Mottershead, 36, beat off strong opposition from Racing Post contributor Julian Muscat, Alan Lee of the Times and the Independent's Chris McGrath to become the second successive winner of the coveted prize for the Racing Post following Brough Scott.
"Mottershead received the prestigious accolade at the 45th annual Horseracing Writers and Photographers Association '
Derby' Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in last Monday. London
"I am absolutely made up, chuffed to bits," said Mottershead.
ROLL OF HONOUR
HWPA Award winners
Jump jockey TONY McCOY
Jump trainer Donald McCain
Flat jockey SILVESTRE de SOUSA
Flat trainer Sir Henry Cecil
International trainer Aidan O'Brien
Owner Khalid Abdullah
Trainers' Team handler rider FRANK McMAHON (Grade A)
Outstanding achievement Michael Jarvis
President's award FRANKEL
Photography Mel Fordham
Broadcaster Nick Luck
Journalist Lee Mottershead