Joe Clancy received Old Hilltop Award at Pimlico
- May 22, 2022
- By Staff Writers
BALTIMORE, Md.--Joe Clancy, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine and co-owner with brother Sean of ST Publishing, Inc. – parent company of The Saratoga Special newspaper and thisishorseracing.com – has been named recipient of the 2022 Old Hilltop Award for covering Thoroughbred racing with excellence and distinction.
Clancy was presented with the Old Hilltop May 19 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course.
The Alibi Breakfast began in the 1930s on the porch of the old Pimlico Clubhouse and features a gathering of media, owners, trainers, jockeys, horsemen and fans to celebrate the Preakness and gain interesting and humorous race predictions.
Clancy grew up with horses and worked for his father, trainer Joe Clancy Sr., through high school and college.
The 1987 University of Delaware graduate covered his first Preakness for Maryland's Cecil Whig newspaper in 1990 (Summer Squall) and has written about racing and other topics for the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun and others.
Joe lives in Fair Hill, Md., with his wife Sam, and they are the parents of three sons, Ryan, Jack and Nolan.