Racetrack Industry Student Experience

PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: A Great ‘Triple Crown On The Radio’ Story

Growing up in a military family, Taylor Owens has moved all over the country. When she was only eight years old, she visited Prairie Meadows in Iowa to see her uncle’s horse run. From that visit, she knew she wanted a career as a racehorse trainer. When she was old enough, Owens spent summers learning […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘Fresh Eyes, Fresh Ears, And Enthusiasm’

Tucson native Claudia Alvarez is seeking her second bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona through the Race Track Industry Program. Her first degree is in Visual Communications, with an emphasis on graphic design and illustration. At the time of her first graduation, she had still not been bitten by the racing bug. Since entering […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘More And Better Turf Racing’ A Positive

Growing up, Jacob Shepard was a city boy who was a fan of racing. He watched racing on TV, had a subscription to The Blood-Horse and would go to racetracks and breeding farms in Kentucky with his parents on spring break from school. Around age 14, his family moved to a small farm south of […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: A Proper Introduction

It’s amazing how the proper introduction to horse racing can set a person on a journey they never expected. Add Nina Nez to that list of people. While pursuing a degree in equine science at the University of Arizona, Nez took a class called Introduction to the Animal Racing Industry. She was quickly intrigued by […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Driven To Succeed

Ashley Hentges got on a horse for the first time when she was 4 years old; and riding became a way of life. Barbaro made her a racing fan at age ten; and a trip to Arlington Park crystallized her destiny. Hentges was going to attend the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: An Eye On Regulation

Claudia Alvarez needed a hobby; just something to fill her free time. In May of 2015, she found horse racing. Already a University of Arizona graduate with a degree in visual communications, horse racing brought her back to UA to join the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) to pursue a second degree and a career […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Cowboy Up!

Jayson Campbell is a real cowboy. And he wears his nickname of “Cowboy” with pride. The Safford, Ariz., native has been on the back of a horse most of his life and has competed in events from rodeo to jumping. So, it was no surprise that he jumped at the opportunity to be a morning […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Where Will The Horses Take Him?

From an early age, Christopher Chatters saw horseracing through the eyes of his racing family, spending many early mornings with his uncles Maynie and Benard, both trainers in the family’s native Louisiana. During the six-week Rillito Park winter meet, he saw racing through a camera lens high atop the first turn of the Tucson racetrack […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Roaming Rillito

When entering the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, Kietzecume Garcia’s original goals were to own, train and breed racehorses. But as he has worked his way through the curriculum, he has come to realize the many moving parts that make up racetrack operations. Garcia has been able to get hands-on experience in various […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Rillito’s Ambassador

When it was time for Tucsonan Amy Euler to decide where she would to go to college, she couldn’t image herself anywhere but the University of Arizona. Even though her parents urged her to consider out-of-state options, her mind was made up. She would enroll in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and most […]

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