Race Track Industry Program

Canterbury: Andrew Offerman Promoted To Vice President Of Racing Operations

Andrew Offerman has been promoted to Vice President of Racing Operations at Canterbury Park. Offerman, who earned a graduate degree from the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, has been employed at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, card casino, and entertainment destination since 2005 and previously was Senior Director of Racing Operations. “Andrew has been […]

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Del Mar Hosting Inaugural American Youth Racing Experience

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., has announced it will serve as the host for the inaugural American Youth Racing Experience (AYRE) this summer, a unique opportunity for young men and women to see and take part in the Thoroughbred game in “up close and personal” fashion. The event will unfold in the […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Learning (Yet) Another Language

New Mexico-bred Kietzecume Garcia is no stranger to the horse. He spent much of his childhood working with horses on the ranches around Santa Ana Pueblo where he grew up. Garcia’s interest in racing started to gather after trips with his family to Albuquerque Downs and the New Mexico state fair races. Rillito’s resident multilingual […]

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New Scholarship Created At UofA Race Track Industry Program By Retired Track Announcer Dave Johnson

The Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona announced the creation of the Dave Johnson & William “Bill” Fisher Scholarship Award to support RTIP students pursuing their goal of a career in the business side of the industry such as track management, publicity, announcing, etc. The annually awarded scholarship is sponsored by retired […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: The Next Crop

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. Rillito Park’s 2017 winter meet ended with a flourish on Sunday, March 19, and […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: From Father To Son

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program students the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. The son of a racing fan, Jonathan Little was exposed to the sport at an early […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: From ‘Horseless’ To ‘Horse Everything’

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. For many people who love horse racing, their interest in the sport was sparked […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: No Longer Counting Down To Retirement

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. Scott Little may have taken longer than most to dive into the racing business, […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Discovering A Career Path

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program students the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. While many of us fall in love with racing at an early age, some are not […]

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