Robert Hartman

RTIP Chair

Robert Hartman serves as the Chair of the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program. Hartman is an RTIP alum with over a decade of experience in race track management.

Hartman began his racing career serving as a summer intern at NYRA, an opportunity afforded to him as an RTIP student. The opportunity led to a full-time position at NYRA and served as a springboard for his racing career. Hartman held senior management positions at Santa Anita Park and served as the General Manager of Golden Gate Fields.

In addition to serving as Chair, Hartman teaches several classes during the Spring and Fall semester. Hartman also heads up the Global Racing Symposium, the largest horse racing conference in the United States.  Held each December, the conference is a forum for industry leaders to share best practices.

“I look forward to taking the Program to the next level through new offerings that best meet the needs of our students. We have a top-notch team of professors and staff in place to support students as they prepare for a career in the industry." said Hartman.