Belmont Stakes

The Wider World of Jim McKay: Celebrating His Life and His Work

The Wider World of Jim McKay: Celebrating His Life and His Work

As a television sportscaster, the late Jim McKay traveled the globe covering everything from surfing to log rolling, curling, rodeos, barrel jumping and curling.

He also covered horse racing, which was one of his first loves.

McKay, for whom Saturday’s Maryland Million Day is named and beloved by millions as the host of ABC's "Wide World of Sports," has been named recipient of the 2017 Robert and Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism.

The award is presented by the Hays-Heighe House, a public history site at Harford Community College and the centerpiece of Robert and Anne Heighe’s 225-acre Prospect Hill Farm (headquarters of their...

61°