Patrick Bartley is the chief racing writer at The Age. In 2013 he won his second Bert Wolfe Award, the Victoria Racing Media Association (VRMA) award for Media Excellence in Victoria. Leading up to that award, Patrick had won three consecutive VRMA awards for Best News Story. His investigative reports into Tony Mokbel's racing interests in 2007, with John Silvester, were recognised by many as highly influential pieces. On the Punt, a collection of Patrick's columns, was published by Penguin in 2010.