University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program

Baeza, Pollock, Sawyer And Walsh Named 2019 Pete Pedersen ‘Outstanding Stewards’

The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) today announced the winners of the 2019 Pete Pedersen Award, which is presented to stewards who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, and benevolent consideration in the performance of their duties. Contributions of time and expertise to the horse racing industry on the local and national levels are also significant […]

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NHC Workshop To Feature Discussion, Analysis Of Contest Impact On Handle

Racetrack and advance deposit wagering company officials are among the speakers at Monday’s 3nd Annual National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) Contest Workshop in Tucson, the NTRA announced today. The NHC Contest Workshop, which will be held on the eve of the University of Arizona’s 46th Annual Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming, will take place December 9 at Loews […]

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Global Symposium On Racing Registration Discounts End Nov. 27

This is the last week to receive the discounted registration rate for the Global Symposium on Racing. Registration rates will increase by $100 starting on Nov. 28, 2019. The conference runs from Dec. 9-11, 2019 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz., and is being presented by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. The […]

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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: 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: ‘Positive Changes’ In Store

Though Hugh Alan Drexler was born in Massachusetts, his family is deeply rooted in Puerto Rico’s thoroughbred racing scene. Around the time his father lost his bug allowance as a jockey, the family relocated to Massachusetts. Due to his frequent family visits back to Puerto Rico, Hugh is an English-Spanish bilingual who appreciates all aspects […]

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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 Student Experience: With A Racing Pedigree, Seeking A Hands-On Role

Cal-bred Nick Fanucchi may have been born into the industry, but as time has gone on his love for the sport has continued to flourish. Since joining the Race Track Industry Program, Nick has experienced many different aspects of the business and has developed a broad perspective on the different jobs that make horse racing […]

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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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