Joe Drape is an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times, twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award for outstanding coverage of horse racing. In 2012, he co-authored the New York Times series 'Breakdown: Death & Disarray at American Racetracks' that prompted widespread reform in drug rules and penalties. Its companion documentary was nominated for an Emmy Award.
He is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Our Boys; the inaugural winner of the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, Black Maestro; and more recently, American Pharaoh. A native of Kansas City and graduate of Rockhurst High School, Drape earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Southern Methodist University. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.
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