Tote, Integrity Panels Added to Symposium Agenda

Late additions to the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing agenda stem from the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation and resulting industry pari-mutuel review.

On Dec. 11, a panel discussion titled "Tote Forum--Issues and Answers," will feature representatives from AmTote, Autotote, and United Tote, in a question-and-answer format. John Walzak, chief operating officer of the Ontario Harness Horse Association and chair of the Tote Standards Committee, will serve as moderator.

Meanwhile, the speakers for a Dec. 11 panel announced a few weeks ago have been announced. "The Integrity of Technology" discussion will also be moderated by Walzak and include Alan Ahac, vice president of e-Success Solutions Inc.; Greg Avioli, deputy commissioner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association; Stephen Mitchell, vice-president of wagering operations for Woodbine Entertainment Group; and Karl Schmitt, Jr., chief operating officer for the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network.

The symposium will be held Dec. 10-13 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz.