During a University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming, experts on social media encouraged racing to move beyond raw numbers of social media and sharpen their digital media efforts.
The University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing started in a big way when it asked five panelists to offer 45 ideas in 45 minutes on improving racing and the marketing of the sport.
- By Frank Angst
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Horse Health, Southwest Region, West Region
The emphasis will be on new ideas when many racing industry leaders gather in Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 7-9 for the University of Arizona Racetrack Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming.
Rillito Park Race Track in Tucson will be extending its reach to the classroom through newly developed cooperation with the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program.
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.
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reason for the decision to take no action following the race.
As wagering outlets, racetracks, and other industry entities enter the mobile market, it is important they listen to customers' needs and take care to make sure new apps address those wishes.
As U.S. racing faces the challenge of shaping race days and meets and maintaining field sizes at a time when foal crops are shrinking, experts said tracks and horsemen need to remember to keep the customer in the equation.
Jim Mulvihill, director of media and industry relations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, has been elected president of the Turf Publicists of America for 2015-16.
Panel discusses field-size challenges and possible solutions on the first morning of the 2014 University of Arizona Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming Dec. 9 in Tucson, Ariz.
Tom Durkin accepted the Big Sport of Turfdom Award Tuesday, Dec. 9, one of several presented at a lunch during the Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming sponsored by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program.
A panel at an industry gathering on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely agreed that track publicists could use social media to fill some of the news void created as papers and other sports publications reduce racing coverage.
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.
The first-year Darley Flying Start trainees arrived in Lexington January 6, having completed the English phase of the course in Newmarket December 19.
Out-of-competition testing of racehorses has broad support, but important issues such as the constitutional rights of licensees has made use and enforcement difficult for regulators.
More than 20 accredited racehorse retirement facilities will share in $1 million in grants, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 11 in Tucson, Ariz.
The message given at the Mark Kaufman Workshop presented by the Turf Publicists of America Dec. 10 in Tucson, Ariz., was simple: Tell the truth or spin out of control.
NYRA president and chief executive officer Christopher Kay outlined some of the plans the organization has for 2014 and provided an update on what has happened so far this year during a Dec. 10 keynote address in Arizona.
Chris Kay, president and chief executive officer of the New York Racing Association, will deliver the keynote speech during the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming.
Scott M. Finley will join the New York Racing Association as its director of simulcasting effective Aug. 1, the organization announced July 13.
Liz Bracken, who most recently worked for the New York Racing Association, has joined the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program as associate coordinator effective Aug. 12.
Matthew Benton and Christina Moore, students at the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program, have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year, it was announced Sept. 18.
A simulcast marketplace has been added to this year's Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.
This year's Symposium on Racing & Gaming, held by the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Dec. 5-8 in Tucson, is taking shape.
A Safety Summit headlines the 2010 Annual Assembly of the Jockeys' Guild to be held Dec. 6-7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- By Ryan Conley
The loss of star racehorses in training and the negative effect it has on the sport was a hot topic during a panel discussion Dec. 5 at the 33rd Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.
The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program has announced speakers for the Symposium on Racing & Gaming panel entitled "The Blog: New Media Monster?" scheduled for Thursday morning, Dec. 7.
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."
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.
Youbet.com subsidiary United Tote Company contributed $100,000 to the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) to support its racing industry endowed chair to head a Masters program and conduct industry research.
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.
The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program announced Aug. 9 the renewal of a service program for the racing industry formerly known as the Mobile Seminar 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.
The University of Arizona Symposium on Racing has been retooled this year, with a more compact schedule and a change in the days on which the event is held.
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.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.
- By Tom LaMarra
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.
Suffolk Downs hires new racing secretary, Texas Thoroughbred Association launches new web site.
By Cot Campbell -- The prime necessary ingredients to attract and retain horse owners are: glamour, recognition, tax benefits, and profit. In that order.
TCA holds annual stallion season auction...Thistledown adds live racing on Dec. 16...United Tote signs key contract renewals.
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.
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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