Geegeez Writer Receives Derby Award Nomination

The quality of's editorial content received a welcome fillip this week with the news that its editor and chief correspondent, Matt Bisogno, has been nominated for a Derby Award in the Specialist Writer category.

Bisogno sits alongside high profile duo Simon Rowlands and Kevin Blake, as well as Racing Post's Paul Kealy, in the quartet of nominees for this new award at what are considered to be the Oscars of horseracing writing.


Blake was also nominated in the Racing Writer category alongside Thoroughbred Daily News's Chris McGrath and Racing Post's Lee Mottershead and Peter Scargill. Mottershead also received dual nominations, receiving recognition in the Reporter of the Year category; Bill Barber, industry editor at the Post, Chris Cook of the Guardian and Marcus Townend of the Daily Mail rounding out the final four.

Congratulations to all nominees, especially our very own Matt Bisogno. The winners will be announced on 2nd December at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.


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8 replies
  1. keithblundell29
    keithblundell29 says:

    Brilliant Matt. What an honour and very well deserved.
    The editorials in GeeGeez are always worth reading and add considerably to an outstanding overall offering.

  2. poet13
    poet13 says:

    Congratulations Matt!

    Deserved recognition for all the time and effort you put into the blogs, ‘video thingies’, and arranging all the other great editorial content on geegeez, which you make all the more palatable by sharing with such enthusiasm.

    Cheers – and good luck for the 2nd December,


  3. RomJim
    RomJim says:

    Congratulations to the best racing wordsmith there is. You should romp it especially after a super duper Breeders Cup piece.
    Proud of you.

    • Matt Bisogno
      Matt Bisogno says:

      Thanks Jim, very kind, mate. I’m sure I’ll romp fourth!

      Just great to get a bit of recognition for, upon which there is so much strong writing these days.



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