Geegeez chief writer - and founder/creator - Matt Bisogno has been named on the four man shortlist for Specialist Writer of the Year at the presitigious Horseracing Writers & Photographers Association's Derby Awards.
Matt, who was also nominated last year - the first time this award was presented - is the only writer to have been nominated in both shortlists. He is joined in the Specialist Writer category by elite scribblers and multiple Derby Award winners, Chris McGrath and Bill Barber, as well as newcomer Franck Mourier.
Matt's submissions were:
Not gonna lie. I am *exceedingly* chuffed to again get shortlisted for this gong.
Also proud to represent independent writers - our space very much needs more of them.
— Matt Bisogno (@MattBisogno) November 25, 2020
This year's Derby Awards, normally held in a West London hotel after a copious lunch, will be presented virtually and broadcast on Attheraces from 3pm this afternoon.
Other categories include Racing Writer, Racing Reporter, Emerging Talent, Photographer, Broadcaster, and Photograph of the Year. The full list of categories and nominees is below.
Good luck to Matt this afternoon!
Racing Writer of the Year
Racing Reporter of the Year
Broadcaster of the Year
Photographer of the Year
Picture of the Year
Flat Jockey of the Year
Flat Trainer of the Year
Jump Jockey of the Year
Jump Trainer of the Year
Owner of the Year
Hamdan Al Maktoum
Marie & Joe Donnelly
La Pyle Partnership
International Trainer of the Year