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Big Sport of Turfdom Award

The Big Sport of Turfdom Award has been given annually by the Turf Publicists of America since 1966 to a person or group who enhances coverage of Thoroughbred racing through cooperation with the media and Thoroughbred racing publicists.

The Turf Publicists of America, founded in 1951, is made up of approximately 180 Thoroughbred racing publicists and marketing executives at various racetracks throughout North America with the shared goal of promoting the sport of Thoroughbred racing.

Award recipients:

  • 2001 - Laura Hillenbrand
  • 1991 - Hammer and Oaktown Stable
  • 1989 - Tim Conway
  • 1981 - John Forsythe
  • 1980 - Jack Klugman
  • 1976 - Telly Savalas
  • 1975 - Francis P. Dunne
  • 1972 - John W. Galbreath
  • 1971 - Burt Bacharach
  • 1970 - Saul Rosen



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