A broad expanse of alumni careers

The RTIP has many distinguished alumni, some of whom are highlighted below as having received a prestigious award named after John K Goodman, a founding father of the Race Track Industry Program.  The John K. Goodman Alumni Award recognizes an RTIP alum each year for their outstanding contribution to the industry. 

Todd Pletcher Derby win

Todd Pletcher


Todd Pletcher Racing Stables

Lonny Powell

Lonny Powell

Chief Executive Officer

Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association

Pete Aiello with binoculars

Pete Aiello

Track Announcer

Gulfstream Park

Izzy Trejo visiting an RTIP class

Ismael Trejo

Executive Director

New Mexico Racing Commission

Eric Halstrom

Eric Halstrom

Vice President & General Manager

Horseshoe Indianapolis

Peter Rotondo

Pete Rotondo

Director of Development

1/ST Racing

Some positions currently held by RTIP graduates include: 

  • President, Daily Racing Form 
  • Vice President, InCompass Solutions 
  • Managing Director, Godolphin Stud 
  • Trainer, Bob Baffert Racing Stables 
  • Trainer, Phil D’Amato Racing  
  • Trainer, Matthew B. O’Connor Racing Stables 
  • Trainer, Grant Forster Racing  
  • General Manager, Arizona Downs 
  • Senior Vice President of Racing Operations, Canterbury Park 
  • Executive Director, California Authority of Racing Fairs 
  • Director of Racing, Santa Anita Park 
  • Director of Racing, Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino 
  • Racing Secretary, Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Racecourse 
  • Racing Secretary, Oaklawn Park 
  • Racing Secretary, Gulfstream Park 
  • Racing Secretary, Colonial Downs 
  • Racing Coordinator, Oaklawn Park 
  • Assistant Director of Racing, Mahoning Valley Race Course 
  • Executive Director, Iowa HBPA 
  • General Manager, NYRA Content Management Solutions 
  • President, Golf for NBC Sports Group  
  • Corporate Counsel, Monarch Content Management 
  • Senior Director of Industry Relations & Development, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association 
  • Race Track Safety Committee Director, Horse Racing Integrity & Safety Authority (HISA) 
  • General Manager, Japan Racing Association 
  • Technical Advisor of Racing, Japan Racing Association 
  • Track Announcer, Prairie Meadows 
  • Racing and Sponsorship Manager, Curragh Racecourse 
  • Vice President of Business Operations, Monmouth Park  
  • Assistant Director of Operations, Monmouth Park 
  • Manager, Customer Loyalty and VIP Relations, Woodbine Entertainment Group 
  • General Manager, Harrah’s Ak Chin Casino 
  • Jockey Club Steward, Finger Lakes Racetrack 
  • President, Ocala Breeders’ Sales 
  • Agent, Arizona Department of Racing  
  • Associate Editor, The Blood Horse 
  • Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development, Roberts Communications Network  
  • Executive Director, Don Alberto Corporation 
  • Jockey Agent representing Florent Geroux & David Cohen   
  • Assistant Broodmare Manager, Three Chimneys Farm 
  • Senior Vice President, NTRA Advantage 
  • Senior Producer, TVG 
  • Key Account Manager, TVG/Fanduel  
  • Executive Director, CARMA 
  • Communications Coordinator, The Jockey Club