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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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Rillito Racetrack Launches Equine Wellness Program In Partnership With University Of Arizona

Rillito Park racetrack in Tucson, Ariz., is partnering with the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to launch the Rillito Equine Wellness Program. The purpose of the Equine Wellness Program is to create a racing environment whereby the health and safety of horses and riders is a primary objective. “The health and […]

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University Of Arizona, ARCI To Begin Training Program For Horse Racing Investigators

Beginning in the third quarter of 2019, the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) and the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry Program (RTIP) will launch an educational program for horse racing investigators employed by racing commissions and tracks. No such program currently exists, and the effort will complement the work of the Organization of Racing […]

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Rillito Park Foundation Offering Internships To University Of Arizona Students

University of Arizona students interested in the preservation, enhancement and sustainable economic development of Pima County’s historic resources will soon have the opportunity to intern with the Rillito Park Foundation thanks to a new partnership with the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. According to Lee Dueringer, interim director of the CALS Career Center, the […]

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Aromatherapy For Equines: Nothing To Sniff At

The University of Arizona has recently completed research that shows that lavender can help manage equine stress. Horses can experience stress from many different situations, including training, trailering, and farrier and veterinary visits as well as from bathing, clipping and being tacked up, among other situations. Recently published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, […]

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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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