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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: 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: Reaching Out To Newcomers

Zachary Taylor, a senior within the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, caught the racing bug in an interesting way. While working in the electrical supply industry in his hometown of Fayetteville, Ark., he took customers to Oaklawn Park as part of an annual appreciation weekend. Taylor didn’t have much exposure to racing up […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘Taking Advantage Of Every Opportunity’

For such a young man, Nicholas Fanucchi has really been around. From Keeneland to Del Mar, Santa Anita to Belmont Park, he has witnessed some of the best racing in America over the past 10+ years. And not just because of his love of horses and racing. His family has a vested interest in some […]

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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: 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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