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Trainer Mark Casse To Be Honored With Big Sport Of Turfdom Award

The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced today that the 2019 Big Sport of Turfdom award, which recognizes a person or group of people who enhances coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists, will be presented to trainer Mark Casse.  Casse, who was born into the business as the son of […]

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The Late John Asher Recognized With Big Sport Of Turfdom Award

The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced today that the 2018 Big Sport of Turfdom award, which recognizes a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists, will be presented posthumously to John Asher, the late vice president of Racing Communications at Churchill Downs and former president of […]

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Penny Chenery Announced As Winner Of 2017 Big Sport Of Turfdom Award

The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced today that the 2017 Big Sport of Turfdom award, which recognizes a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists, will be presented posthumously to Penny Chenery. Chenery, the owner of 1973 Triple Crown hero Secretariat, philanthropist, and one of the […]

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‘A Lifetime Dream’: Sherman Honored With Big Sport Of Turfdom Award

Art Sherman, trainer of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, was presented with the Big Sport of Turfdom Award Tuesday by the Turf Publicists of America at a luncheon held during the Symposium on Racing and Gaming, the Blood-Horse reports. The Big Sport of Turfdom Award is an annual honor presented to a “person or group […]

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2016 Big Sport Of Turfdom Award Presented To Trainer Art Sherman

The 2016 Big Sport of Turfdom – recognizing a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists – has been awarded to trainer Art Sherman, the Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced today. Sherman, the trainer of all-time North American earnings leader California Chrome, won […]

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‘Team American Pharoah’ Wins Big Sport Of Turfdom Award

The 2015 Big Sport of Turfdom Award – recognizing a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and racing publicists – has been awarded to the connections of American Pharoah, the Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced today. “Team American Pharoah” – led by owner Ahmed Zayat, […]

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Global Racing Symposium Covers Wide Range of Topics on First Day

The 41st Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming got underway on Tuesday at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson with a full day of sessions covering a wide variety of topics. The impact of small fields in races was the subject of the first two panel discussions and speakers detailed how a decline in foaling […]

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Tom Durkin Honored With Big Sport of Turfdom Award

Recently retired track announcer Tom Durkin has been named recipient of the Turf Publicists of America’s Big Sport of Turfdom Award, the organization announced Nov. 14. The annual honor is bestowed upon a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with media and Thoroughbred racing publicists. Durkin is the […]

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Gary Stevens Named Winner of Big Sport of Turfdom Award

The Turf Publicists of America announced today that its membership has elected jockey Gary Stevens, winner of the 2013 Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic, as the recipient of this year’s Big Sport of Turfdom Award. The annual honor is bestowed upon a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing through […]

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Romans honored with Big Sport of Turfdom Award

Dale Romans, trainer of 2012 standouts Little Mike, Shackleford, and Dullahan, was presented with the Big Sport of Turfdom Award at a luncheon on Wednesday at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming at the University of Arizona. The award, which is presented by the Turf Publicists of America, is given to an individual who […]

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