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The late Jim McKay, beloved by millions as the host of ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” is the recipient of the 2017 Robert and Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism. The award will be presented posthumously the evening of Friday, Nov. 10, at Harford Community College. “The Wider World of Jim McKay: Celebrating His Life and His Work” begins with the viewing of an exhibit on the broadcast journalist’s life starting at 5 p.m. A reception and award presentation will follow.

McKay is being honored with the Heighe Award for his years of coverage of horse racing and in particular the American “Triple Crown” series of horse races.

For more about McKay, the event and how to purchase tickets, go here 

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