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Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

Todd Pletcher IS Funny… No, Really

Rivals and racing fans may view top trainer Todd Pletcher as reserved and unemotional, but there is more to the dedicated horseman than meets the eye. A competitive nature, sly wit, and drive to succeed have carried him to the top of the game.

Arizona's Global Symposium Registration Open

University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program has opened registration for the 41st annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming to be held December 8-11, 2014, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ.

Saratoga to Host First College Day

Saratoga to Host First College Day

Saratoga Race Course will welcome college students back to their favorite course this fall with the first ever College Day Sept. 4, featuring a host of prizes, giveaways and $1,000 scholarships to be awarded after each race by The New York Racing Association.

RTIP Teams With NYRA for First College Day

The Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona is teaming up with the New York Racing Association to offer students the opportunity to learn about the business of track management at the inaugural College Day at Saratoga Race Course.

Arizona Student Wins Sunland Scholarship

Arthur Pegg, a Race Track Industry Program senior at the University of Arizona, was awarded the 2009-2010 Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino Responsible Gaming Scholarship.

Racing Officials Conference Scheduled

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program, in coordination with the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, will host its first "Conference on Officiating Horse Racing" Dec. 8 in Tucson, Ariz.

Joyce Scholarship Announced

Joyce Scholarship Announced

The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program is creating a scholarship in the name of the late Joseph F. Joyce Jr., a longtime horse racing executive and founder of the Arlington Million, the world's first $1-million Thoroughbred race.

Major League

By Stan Bowker -- With 38 pari-mutuel horse racing states and 38 sets of rules, achieving uniformity in anything, especially disqualifications for interference, is a constant challenge.

Butcher Addresses RTIP Students

Robert Butcher, director of pari-mutuels at Keeneland, returned to the University of Arizona Feb. 9 to serve as a guest lecturer in the Race Track Industry Program. Butcher, an alumnus of the Race Track Industry Program, completed his studies in 1999.

Momentum Gains for Changes in Claiming Rules

Momentum Gains for Changes in Claiming Rules

A suggestion from Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella that rules for claiming races be changed to protect against horses with physical problems being passed along as "hot potatoes" to someone else appears to be taking root.

New Panel Added to Symposium on Racing and Gaming

The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program has announced the addition of a panel for the Symposium on Racing & Gaming agenda entitled "Alternative Financing Sources in Racing and Gaming."

University of Arizona Seeks TV Ads for Panel Session

The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program is seeking submissions of television advertisements from racetracks across North America and around the world for presentation during a panel session at this year's Symposium on Racing & Gaming.

Churchill President Addresses University Students

Churchill Downs president Steve Sexton gave students in the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program tips on how to grow a company in a mature industry, improve customer relations, and find new ways to market horse racing.

Racing Officials Launch Accreditation Program

The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program and the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program have joined forces with a broad coalition of racing industry organizations to launch the Racing Officials Accreditation Program.

Oak Tree Donates $100,000 to University of Arizona RTIP

The Oak Tree Racing Association has contributed $100,000 to the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program to help endow a proposed faculty chair to conduct business industry research and head the RTIP's masters degree program.

Youbet Contributes to University of Arizona Program

Youbet.com has contributed $100,000 to the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program to help endow a proposed faculty chair to conduct industry business research to head the RTIP's masters degree program.

Symposium on Racing Slates Range of Topics

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Wagering Systems Task Force report and a look at emerging pari-mutuel markets are among the topics to be discussed at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing Dec. 7-10 in Tucson.

Here and There

Suffolk Downs hires new racing secretary, Texas Thoroughbred Association launches new web site.

A Happening

By Cot Campbell -- The prime necessary ingredients to attract and retain horse owners are: glamour, recognition, tax benefits, and profit. In that order.

Here and There

TCA holds annual stallion season auction...Thistledown adds live racing on Dec. 16...United Tote signs key contract renewals.

Racino Impact is Focus of University Study

A study that examines the impact of racinos on the racing product will be presented Dec. 9 at the second Racing & Gaming Summit in Tucson, Ariz., the day before the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing begins.

Racing & Gaming Summit Returns to Arizona

Ascend Media Gaming Group and the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program have announced the conference lineup for the second Racing & Gaming Summit, Dec. 9 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson.

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