Brad Cox has won the 2021 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, the Turf Publicists of America announced Wednesday.
“What a year it's been for Brad Cox. Whenever there was a big race to cover, it was odds-on that a horse from his barn would be one to talk about,” TPA President Wendy Davis said. “Brad's generosity with his time, allowing his story, as well as his horses' stories to be shared with the fans of our sport is the epitome of what the award stands for. We congratulate Brad on his incredible 2021 racing season that includes the victory by Knicks Go in the Breeders' Cup Classic as well as being chosen by the members of the Turf Publicists of America as the Big Sport of Turfdom.”
The Big Sport of Turfdom award will be presented to Cox at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program's annual awards luncheon Dec. 7. As there was no Symposium held in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, 2020 Big Sport winner, trainer Tom Amoss, will be honored at the same time
“I am honored to receive this award,” Cox said. “It is especially meaningful given the list of previous winners.”