horse racing education

PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: A Surprising Turn

Patricia Scholle didn’t grow up with a connection to horse racing or an aspiration to work in the racing industry. She enjoys racing movies, such as Secretariat and Seabiscuit, so when she discovered that the University of Arizona had courses specifically about horse racing she decided to see what they were all about.  When she […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Returning To His Roots

Hugh Drexler is not your typical college student. He doesn’t live in a dorm, he doesn’t belong to a fraternity, he’s usually in bed by 9 p.m. He’s a 34-year-old real estate broker who has a 21-month old son who keeps him busy when he’s not at school or at work. Drexler was born into […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Eye On A Training Career

Mitch Gerson is in his third year working at Rillito Park and the Paribet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE). In 2016, Gerson operated the photo finish camera and filled in when needed as a public handicapper. Last racing season, Gerson was made full time public handicapper and co-hosted handicapping seminars before and between the races […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Professor, Mentor And Friend, Capps’ Inspiration Lives On

Diet Dr. Pepper in hand, Tim Capps strode to the front of the technology-laden classroom with a single manila folder in his arms. He moved efficiently, purposefully, the lines of his crisp black suit highlighting the steady cadence as he turned to face his captive audience. Without so much as a word, the straight-backed professor’s […]

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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: 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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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: A Stonestreet Connection

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. Patrons who attend the races at Rillito Park and those who wager through ADWs […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Learning In And Out Of Class

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 Mitch Gerson, all it took to fall in love with horse racing was […]

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