VRMA/VRC Best News & Best Feature Story Winners for 2019

BEST NEWS 

Leo Schlink  (Herald Sun) followed up his win last year for his series of headline articles surrounding the Aquanita doping scandal with another series of articles on the Darren Weir stable raid and subsequent disqualification bombshell.  Schlink shares the VRC $1500 award award with Mark Buttler.

BEST FEATURE

Michael Lynch and Peter Ryan (The Age)O shared the VRC $1500 best feature for their in depoth coverage of the Darren Weir saga.

 The judges Rhett Kirkwood and Ray Huxley announced the VRMA award winners for 2018 at the Racing Personality Of The Year luncheon at the Emerald Hotel on Monday November 18.

INGLIS BREEDING AWARD

Leo Schlink (Herald Sun) won the $1000 award for best breeding coverage in the media, announced by Peter Fitzgerald from Inglis.

 

Date
BEST NEWS STORY
BEST FEATURE STORY
2012-13Rod NicholsonPatrick Bartley
2011-12Patrick BartleyStephen Howell/Mark Harding
2010-11Patrick BartleyAdrian Dunn
2009-10Adam Hamilton/Adrian DunnMichael Manley
2008-09Adam HamiltonRod Nicholson
2007-08Patrick BartleyRod Nicholson
2006-07Patrick Bartley/Rod NicholsonPatrick Bartley
2005-06Tony BourkeAdam Hamilton
2004-05Michael Manley/Adam HamiltonPatrick Bartley
2003-04Patrick BartleyAdrian Dunn
2002-03Rod NicholsonPatrick Bartley
2001-02Patrick BartleyRod Nicholson
2000-01Tony BourkeMatthew Stewart
1999-00Adrian DunnShane Templeton
1998-99Rod NicholsonAndrew Eddy
1997-98Rod NicholsonBrendan Cormick
1996-97Shane TempletonPatrick Bartley
1995-96Tony BourkeShane Templeton
1994-95Brendan CormickDavid Moore
1993-94Andrew EddyBernie OÕBrien
1992-93Tony BourkeAndrew Eddy
1991-92Tony BourkeDavid Moore
1990-91Bernie OÕBrienStephen Moran
1989-90Keith HillierStephen Moran
1988-89Tony Meany/Tony BourkeAdrian Dunn
1987-88Tony MeanyAdrian Dunn
1986-87Brian MeldrumRay Huxley/Shane Templeton
1985-86Keith Hillier/Jack ElliottCathy Walker
1984-85Shane TempletonRhett Kirkwood
1983-84Rhett KirkwoodPatrick Bartley
1982-83Jack ElliottKeith Hillier
1981-82Mark HardingGraeme Kelly
1980-81Keith HillierRollo Roylance
1979-80Keith HillierRollo Roylance