John Scheinman is the winner of the 2014 Eclipse Award for writing in the Feature/Commentary category. He also is the recipient of the 2015 Old Hilltop Award, presented Preakness Week, for excellence in covering Thoroughbred racing. Scheinman began his journalism career in New York working for Bert Sugar at The Ring magazine and Boxing Illustrated. At some point in time he has covered virtually every major and minor sport, but principally has been involved with horse racing and boxing. He covered racing for eight years for The Washington Post, as well as the Thoroughbred Times, and now writes for bleacher report, the Blood-Horse and Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.
In 2011, he co-founded and edited "Kentucky Confidential," a premier Kentucky Derby website that focused on storytelling and handicapping and ran for two years.
He also has written sketch comedy that has been performed at, among other places, the Source Theater in Washington. He has written about pop music and jazz and also wrote a humor column called "Rotary Man, Touchtone World."
A graduate of American University in Washington, Scheinman resides in Baltimore.