11/16/2012 2:50PM

Romans named Big Sport of Turfdom

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Trainer Dale Romans will be honored Dec. 5 by the Turf Publicists of America with the prestigious Big Sport of Turfdom Award at the Symposium on Racing and Gaming in Arizona.

Romans has been in the spotlight for much of 2012, enjoying a banner season with horses such as Little Mike, Shackleford, Dullahan, and Tapitsfly.

“I’m really honored, and I’m going to be there to receive it,” said Romans.

The Big Sport award has been given annually by the publicists’ group since 1966 and honors a racing personality who has gone above and beyond in granting his or her time to enhance publicity for racing. The 2011 honoree was trainer Graham Motion.