2023 Session Videos

2023 Session Videos

Keynote Address

  • Randy Moss – Horse Racing Analyst, NBC Sports

HISA in 2024 and Beyond

  • Lisa Lazarus – Chief Executive Officer, Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority

Legends of the Game – Racing's Iconic Turf Writers

  • Andy Beyer – Legendary Turf Writer (Joining via Zoom)
  • Steve Crist – Legendary Turf Writer
  • Jay Privman – Legendary Turf Writer
  • Moderator: Charlie Hayward, President, Hayward Advisory Services, LLC 

Embracing Change – Are We Ready to Adopt Category 1 Rules In the US? 

  • Tanya Boulmetis – Deputy Director, Ohio State Racing Commission
  • Victor Escobar – State Steward, Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission
  • Kelly Cathey – Director of Racing, Remington Park
  • Kim Kelly – Chairman, International Harmonisation of Racing Rules Committee
  • Moderator: Scott Chaney, Executive Director, California Horse Racing Board

Land For Sale. How Will Race Track Closures Impact the Industry’s Long-Term Sustainability?  

  • Alan Balch – Executive Director, California Thoroughbred Trainers
  • Chris McErlean – Vice President of Racing, Penn Entertainment, Inc.
  • Craig Fravel – Executive Vice-Chairman, 1/ST RACING & GAMING
  • Dan Metzger – President, Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association
  • Phil Ziegler – President, Emerald Downs
  • Moderator: Mike Tanner, Executive Vice President/CEO, United States Trotting Association

Strengthening Your Simulcast Content – Maximizing Handle in Diverse International Betting Markets

  • Klaus Ebner – Senior Manager, Simulcasting & HPI Services, Woodbine
  • Simon Fraser – Senior Vice President of International, 1/ST CONTENT
  • Inès Hendili – Country Manager, International Business Development, PMU
  • Richard Rosa – Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Daily Racing Form
  • Dan Silver – Director of Sales, Marketing & Business Development, Roberts Communications Network
  • Moderator: Michele Fischer, Vice President, SIS Content Services

Computer-Assisted Wagering – The Good, The Bad, and The Future 

  • Pat Cummings – Executive Director, National Thoroughbred Alliance
  • Scott Daruty – President, Monarch Content Management
  • Don Johnson – Chief Executive and Consultant, Quantitative Trading, LLC
  • Joe Longo – General Manager, NYRA Content Management Systems
  • Joe Wilson – Chief Operating Officer, Parx Racing
  • Moderator: Oliver Roeder, Senior Data Journalist, Financial Times

RTIP Senior Capstone Presentations

  • Ben Atkinson, RTIP Student
  • Eric DeCoster, RTIP Student

Racing’s Success Stories – The Year in Review

  • Kirsten Green – Executive Director, Retired Racehorse Project
  • Hallie Hardy – Executive Director, Horse Country
  • Kyle McDoniel – President & Chief Operating Officer, Equibase Company
  • Jodie Vella-Gregory – Vice President of Industry Relations, 1/ST RACING & GAMING
  • Moderator: Annise Montplaisir, Co-Founder & President, Amplify Horse Racing

From Data to Dollars – Understanding Horse Racing’s Economic Impact As Racing’s Future is Questioned

  • Julie Broadway – President, American Horse Council
  • Tom Rooney – President & Chief Executive Officer, National Thoroughbred Racing Association
  • Lonny Powell – Chief Executive Officer, Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ & Owners’ Association
  • Najja Thompson – Executive Director, New York Thoroughbred Breeders
  • Moderator: Alan Foreman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Associations

Out of the Shadows – Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health and Emotional Wellness

  • Judy Beck – Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Backstretch Employee Service Team (BEST)
  • Kyle Frey – Jockey
  • Nathan Horrocks – Writer and Director, JockeyCam
  • Dr. Ciara Losty – Sports Psychologist, South East Technological University
  • Trevor McCarthy – Jockey
  • Ryan Tatusko – Program Facilitator, Epic Risk Management
  • Moderator: Donna Barton Brothers, NBC Sports

Movie Screening: The Fall

Turf Publicists of America Mark Kaufman Workshop – Communications and Protocols on Equine and Jockey Injuries

  • Corey Johnsen – President, CJ Thoroughbreds
  • Chip Tuttle – Partner, CTP Boston
  • Amy Zimmerman – Senior Vice President, Santa Anita Park
  • Moderator: Jessica Paquette, Announcer, Parx Racing and TPA Vice President

The Industry’s Watchful Eyes – An Up-Close Look at Regulatory Investigations and Racing Integrity Teams 

  • Don Ahrens – Director of Security, Penn Entertainment
  • Dora Delgado – Executive Vice President & Chief Racing Officer, Breeders’ Cup
  • Jason Klouser – Director of Enforcement, Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission
  • TC Lane – Chief Operating Officer, United States Trotting Association
  • Shawn Loehr – Director of Investigative Operations, Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit
  • Janet VanBebber – Chief Racing Officer, American Quarter Horse Association
  • Moderator: Melanie laCour, Legal Director, ZwillGen PLLC

Updates & Path Forward – HISA’s Racetrack Safety and Anti-Doping & Medication Control Programs

  • Ann McGovern – Director of Racetrack Safety, Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority
  • Kate Mittelstadt – Chief of Operations, Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit
  • Ben Mosier – Executive Director, Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit
  • Shaun Richards – Director of Investigative Strategy & Policy, Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit
  • Dr. Mary Scollay – Chief of Science, Horseracing Integrity & Welfare Unit
  • Dr. Susan Stover – Chair, Racetrack Safety Standing Committee, Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority