Telling Great Stories Since 1951!

The Turf Publicists of America, founded in 1951, is comprised of approximately 150 Thoroughbred racing publicists and marketing executives at racetracks, breeding farms and industry organizations throughout North America with the shared goal of promoting the sport of Thoroughbred racing.

Every year, the TPA:

Publishes a Directory for members of the TPA and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters

Maintains a web site — — with organization information

Publishes an electronic TPA Newsletter with a mailing list of more than 400, including members of the TPA, NTWAB, and racetrack executives across the nation

Sponsors the TPA Big Sport of Turfdom Award, presented annually since 1966, to recognize an individual or individuals who enhanced the sport of Thoroughbred racing through their cooperation with the media and racetrack personnel

Conducts the Mark Kaufman Workshop at the Symposium on Racing and Gaming presented by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP)

Awards a scholarship for a RTIP student with a strong record of academic achievement and an interest in journalism or publicity


May 16, 2016
TPA/NTWAB directories have been mailed. Please contact a TPA officer if you do not receive yours.

May 1, 2016
There will be no TPA Annual Meeting during Kentucky Derby Week this year. 

March 21, 2016
Ads for the annual TPA/NTWAB Directory are due this week. 

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Any person whose profession involves publicity, public relations or marketing for a Thoroughbred racing-related organization or company is eligible to join! Applications for membership are reviewed and voted upon quarterly. 

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