Waterman Honored at Racing and Gaming Symposium

Dr. Scot Waterman,executive director of the Racing Medication Testing Consortium, was awarded the John K. Goodman Alumni Award from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Thursday at The Symposium on Racing and Gaming being held this week near Tucson.

The award honors an outstanding alumnus each year who is working to "make a difference in the industry," said Wendy Davis, associate coordinator of the RTIP who presented the award to Waterman.

Waterman was recognized this year for his crusade for uniform racing medication rules, in which the RMTC has had much success.

"He works tirelessly to do something this industry said could never be done and this is working toward uniform medication rules," Davis said.

Other RTIP awards were presented earlier in the week during a keynote luncheon. Bill Casner and Kenny Trout's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., was honored with The Clay Puett Award for various accomplishments including charitable contributions to the industry. Farm president Doug Cauthen accepted the award on behalf of WinStar.

Hans Stahl,who retired from the Jockey Club in 2002 after more than two decades of service, received the Distinguished Service Award. University of Arizona student Eric Yee received the RTIP Distinguished Student Award. Yee, along with fellow students Heather Belmonte and Dorothee Kieckhefer were awarded Senior Academic Distinction Awards.