Yazoo City native Lynn Towery Robers won the Media Eclipse Award for Photography for her picture of a three-horse photo finish of the Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap on turf at the New Orleans Fair Grounds on Jan. 15, 2005.
The photograph, taken from the inside rail, depicts Rapid Proof, Honor in War and race winner America Alive noses apart at the wire. It appeared on The Blood-Horse website the same day. It also appeared in the Jan. 16th edition of The Thoroughbred Times.
Eclipse Awards recognize members of the media for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing. The awards ceremony is Jan. 23 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
Roberts is originally from Yazoo City, Mississippi, but currently resides in Franklinton, Louisiana.