Joe Kelly Unsung Hero Award

2016 Joe Kelly Unsung Hero Award to Dr. David Zipf 

(Timonium, MD – October 14, 2016) - Longtime Maryland veterinarian Dr. David Zipf has been selected to receive the 2016 Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award. Presented annually by the Board of Directors of the Maryland Million Ltd., this award honors the memory of Joe Kelly and celebrates important characteristics that are valuable but often unrewarded. It recognizes honesty, hard work and humility - qualities which serve as inspiration to others. 

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2015 Joe Kelly Unsung Hero Award to Darryll-Ann Buschling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - (Timonium, MD – October 14, 2015) - The 2015 Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award goes to Darryll-Ann Buschling.

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2014 Joe Kelly Unsung Hero Award to "Gelo" Hall

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(Timonium, MD - October 14, 2014)

The Joe Kelly Maryland Million Unsung Hero Award 2014 goes to Howard G. Hall Jr. This award honors the memory of Joe Kelly and is presented by the Board of Directors of the Maryland Million Ltd. The Maryland Million Unsung Hero award celebrates important characteristics that are valuable but often unrewarded. With this award we recognize honesty, hard work and humility - qualities which serve as inspiration to others.

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Inaugural Joe Kelly Unsung Hero Award to Holly Robinson

Originally published in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine, December 2013

The Joe Kelly Unsung Hero Award honors someone who worked tirelessly for the good of Maryland racing. Kelly was a journalist and a historian without peer, a mentor for some, a role model for many, an indispensable part of the sport’s fabric for all.

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Holly Robinson Wins Joe Kelly Unsung Hero Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Timonium, MD – October 14, 2013

Catherine H. Robinson is the winner of the inaugural Joe Kelly Unsung Hero award. Better known as Holly, she has been involved with Thoroughbred horses since she was a teenager and went to work for Mikey Smithwick on his farm in Hydes, Md.

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