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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘Always Knew I Loved Animals’

For Kaila Sereg, her first experience working at the racetrack was a winning one. Kaila, who was an integral part of Rillito’s Equine Wellness Program came in with the will to learn the veterinarian side of the racing industry. However, throughout the six weeks of racing in Tucson, Ariz., she gained a vast amount of […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘It’s Like March Madness Only It’s Every Single Race Day’

Illinois-bred Abel Zander grew up outside Chicago, so it’s fitting that his interest in racing sprang from a trip to Arlington Park. After cashing a ticket on Sarava in the 2002 Belmont, his interest in racing reached a crescendo when he enrolled in the Race Track Industry Program in 2016. Since enrolling at the University […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Taylor On Track For Racing Success

Graduating senior Zachary A. Taylor is still relatively new to horse racing. His first trip to a racetrack piqued his interest, and it snowballed from there. By coincidence, his interest in horse racing began around the same time he started taking evening and online classes through a local community college. One of his first projects […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Dedicated To ‘Health, Safety And Protection Of The Animals’

Arizona-Bred Elise Peters got her first taste of the racing industry at the 2019 Rillito Park race meet. Through the PRISE program, Elise learned the sport expands far beyond a five-week span starting on the first Saturday in May. The atmosphere and camaraderie of Rillito helped increase Elise’s passion for the sport; however, it all […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: An Eye On Equine Wellness

Elisabeth Carter has been riding horses as long as she can remember. She has competed in rodeos since junior high all the way to the collegiate level and has competitively barrel raced for over ten years. She currently serves as vice president of the Southern Arizona Barrel Racing Association. Carter also trains her own horses […]

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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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