Keyword: Turf Publicists of America

  • Art Sherman (center) with the Big Sport of Turfdom Award with outgoing Turf Publicists of America president Jim Mulvihill and incoming president Rhonda Norby.

    Sherman Accepts Big Sport of Turfdom Award

    Trainer Art Sherman received a standing ovation and proved a popular recipient of the Big Sport of Turfdom Award, given by the Turf Publicists of America at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

  • Social Media's Role in Racing News Discussed

    A panel at an industry gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely agreed that track publicists could use social media to fill some of the news void created as papers and other sports publications reduce racing coverage.

  • Penelope Miller, senior manager of digital media for America's Best Racing, discussed use of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and Twitter.

    Pros, Cons of the New Racing Media Discussed

    This year's Mark Kaufman Workshop presented by the Turf Publicists of America Dec. 4 during the University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming tackled the topic of the new racing media.

  • Dale Romans

    Romans Big Sport of Turfdom Winner

    The Turf Publicists of America honored trainer Dale Romans with the Big Sport of Turfdom Award Nov. 16, an honor that recognizes Romans' efforts to work with media and turf publicists to promote the sport.

  • John Engelhardt, new president of the Turf Publicists of America

    TPA Elects Officers for 2009

    The Turf Publicists of America has elected a new president, four regional vice presidents, and a secretary-treasurer to serve the organization in 2009, it was announced Dec. 9 at the TPA's Mark Kaufman Workshop at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

  • Trainer Larry Jones

    TPA Honors Jones With Special Award

    The Turf Publicists of America announced Nov. 12 that Larry Jones, trainer of the 3-year-old fillies Proud Spell and Eight Belles, has been chosen as the 2008 winner of the organization's Big Sport of Turfdom award.

  • Nafzger Named Big Sport of Turfdom

    Carl Nafzger, the trainer who plotted a plan for Street Sense that culminated in the colt winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been chosen to receive the Big Sport of Turfdom award from the Turf Publicists of America.

  • Pat Day to Receive 'Big Sport of Turfdom' Award

    The Turf Publicists of America confirmed that reservations are still being accepted for the 40th annual "Big Sport of Turfdom" luncheon, when retired Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day will be honored with the award.

  • Servis Receives TPA's Big Sport Award

    Trainer John Servis, who had the ride of a lifetime last spring with Smarty Jones, received the Big Sport of Turfdom award from the Turf Publicists of America Monday afternoon in Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • John Lee Elected President of Turf Publicists

    John Lee, director of broadcasting for the New York Racing Association, was elected president of the Turf Publicists of America, which announced its slate of officers during the Racing Industry Symposium at the University of Arizona Dec. 8.

  • Big Sport of Turfdom Awarded to John Servis

    John Servis, the Philadelphia Park-based trainer who nearly guided Smarty Jones to the Triple Crown while at the same time accommodating a throng of media following them, has been named the winner of the 2004 Big Sport of Turdom Award presented by the Turf Publicists of America.

  • Turf Publicists Elect Blanco President

    Michele Blanco was elected president of the Turf Publicists of America. The group also elected a full set of officers at its meeting in Tucson, Ariz.

  • McPeeks Earn Big Sport of Turfdom Award

    The Turf Publicists of America have named trainer Ken McPeek and his wife, Sue, the 2002 winners of the Big Sport of Turfdom Award. The award is presented annually to a person who enhances coverage of Thoroughbred racing through corporation with the media and Thoroughbred racing publicists.

  • Laffit Pincay Jr., first two-time winner of the Big Sport of Turfdom award.

    Pincay Receives Second Big Sport of Turfdom Award

    Laffit Pincay, racing's all-time winningest rider, set another record on Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans, La., when he became the first two-time winner of the Big Sport of Turfdom award presented annually by the Turf Publicists of America.

  • Pincay First Two-Time Winner of 'Big Sport' Award

    Jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., who accommodated countless media requests in the process of becoming the winningest rider in Thoroughbred racing history last December and then again when he crossed the 9,000-win plateau on Oct. 28 of this year, has been voted the first two-time winner of Big Sport of Turfdom award.