Videos, Transcripts & PowerPoint

2021 Session Videos

Keynote Address

  • Thomas Rooney, former US Congressman; NTRA, President and CEO

HISA Overview: Remarks from the Authority’s Leadership

  • Charles Scheeler, Chairman, HISA Board of Directors

Report from the HISA Racetrack Safety Committee

  • Dr. Susan Stover, Chair, Racetrack Safety Committee
  • Ann McGovern, Director, Racetrack Safety Committee

Report from the HISA Anti-Doping and Medication Control Committee

  • Adolpho Birch, Chair, Anti-Doping and Medication Control Committee
  • Jim Gates, Director, Anti-Doping and Medication Control Committee

HISA’s Impact: Observations From The Quarter Horse & Harness Industry

  • Ed Martin, CEO & President, Association of Racing Commissioners International (moderator)
  • Janet VanBebber, Chief Racing Officer, American Quarter Horse Association
  • Mike Tanner, Executive Vice President, United States Trotting Association

Mark Kaufman Workshop

  • Michael Wrona (moderator)
  • Najja Thompson, Executive Director, New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB)
  • Chip Tuttle, Marketing, CTP Boston
  • Amy Zimmerman, Executive Vice President & Executive Producer, Santa Anita Park

Charting A Path Forward – Industry Leaders Share Their Three-Year Plan

  • Charlie Hayward, President & Publisher, Thoroughbred Racing Commentary (moderator)
  • Shannon Arvin, President & CEO, Keeneland
  • Craig Fravel, CEO, 1/ST Racing
  • David O’Rourke, President & CEO, New York Racing Association
  • Josh Rubinstein, President, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Day 2 Kickoff and RTIP Senior Capstone Presentations 


  • H. Dieter Steklis, Interim Director, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
  • Shinobi Horikawa, RTIP Student
  • MaryRuth Hodsden, RTIP Student
  • Giselle Lugo, RTIP Student
  • David Range, RTIP Student

Increasing Field Size to Drive The Bottom Line

  • Martin Panza (moderator)
  • Ben Huffman, Vice President, Racing and Racing Secretary, Churchill Downs & Keeneland
  • Rick Hammerle, Racing Coordinator, Oaklawn Park
  • Mike Lakow, Vice President of Racing Operations, Gulfstream Park
  • Tom Robbins, Executive Vice President of Racing and Industry Relations, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Seizing the Fixed Odds Wagering Opportunity

  • Chris Scherf (moderator)
  • Dallas Baker, Head of International Operations, BetMakers
  • Simon Fraser, Senior Vice President, International, 1/ST Technology
  • Eric Hamelback, CEO, National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association
  • Dan Hartman, Director of Gaming, Colorado Division of Gaming
  • Bill Knauf, Vice President of Business Operations, Monmouth Park

Riding the Sports Betting Wave

  • Alex Kane, CEO & Founder, Sporttrade
  • Andrew Moore, Vice President of Racing, Fanduel
  • Dan Shapiro, SVP–Chief Development Officer, Caesars Digital
  • Ylva Svensson, Head of International Sales, ATG

The Decoupling Debate

  • Doug Reed, Principal, RG&E (moderator)
  • Mike Tanner, Executive Vice President, United States Trotting Association
  • Najja Thompson, Executive Director, New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB)
  • Jeff True, Principal, JTrue Consulting

Unmasking the Lessons Learned from 2020

  • Amy Zimmerman, Executive Vice President & Executive Producer, Santa Anita Park (moderator)
  • Tony Allevato, President, NYRA Bets; Chief Revenue Officer, New York Racing Association
  • Eric Halstrom, Vice President & General Manager, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
  • Andrew Offerman, Vice President of Racing Operations, Canterbury Park

Audience and Activation – Keys to Growing Sponsorship Revenue

  • Fritz Widaman, Vice President NTRA Advantage (moderator)
  • Tom Fletcher, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships, Phoenix Suns
  • Joe Moeller, General Manager, Arizona Wildcat Sports Properties

Transcripts and PowerPoint Presentations

The transcript for each session can be downloaded by clicking on the transcript link by each title. Click on a speakers name to download their corresponding PPT presentation (not all have presentations).

Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday, December 11

  • A Personal Perspective of Racing’s Past, Present and FutureTranscript
    Bob Baffert | Todd Pletcher | Amy Zimmerman
  • Maintaining the Critical Mass in Racing: The Equine PopulationTranscript
    Doug Burge | Jeff Cannizzo | Lonny Powell | Brian Sanfratello | Andrew Schweigardt
  • Making the Grade in North AmericaTranscript
    Everett Dobson | Martin Panza | Andrew Schweigardt
  • The Digital Age of Breed Registries and Horse IdentificationTranscript
    Chris Dobbins | Curtis Linnell | Mike Tanner
  • Racing and Television – Unleashing the Opportunity of Increased ExposureTranscript
    Tony Allevato | Kevin Grigsby | Alexander M. Waldrop | Amy Zimmerman
  • Listening to the Racing CustomerTranscript
    Pat Cummings | Marshall Gramm | Rick Hammerle | Jonathon Kinchen | Sal Sinatra
  • Good News Stories of Racing: A Look at the Rebirth of Racing in VirginiaTranscript
    Jill Byrne | Debbie Easter | Frank Petramalo

Tuesday, December 4

  • Keynote Address: Integrity in the World of Commercial Sport
Transcript
    Jack Anderson
  • The Trifecta for a Successful Content Marketing StrategyTranscript
    Yenni Vance
  • The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency – Coming to a Track Near You?
Transcript
    Matt Cackowski | John J. English | Earle G. Hall | Sue Schneider
  • Mark Kaufman Workshop presented by the Turf Publicists of America:
    Legalized Sports Betting Opportunities – How Can the Industry’s 
Marketers
    Create an Upside for Horse Racing?
    Transcript
    Michael Grodsky | Christopher Larmey | Jeff Lowich | Brian Skirka
  • Tools of the Regulatory Trade: Insuring Integrity in Racing
Transcript
    Jill Cathey | Jennifer Durenberger | Jeff True | Scott Wells
  • How Positive Events Focused on the Horse Translate to Positive 
Returns at the Track
Transcript
    Anne Hardy | Katie LaMonica | Jim Mulvihill | Jen Roytz

Wednesday, December 5

Tuesday, December 5

Wednesday, December 6

Tuesday, December 6

Wednesday, December 7

Tuesday, December 8

Wednesday, December 9

Tuesday, December 9

  • Welcome Transcript
    Doug Reed
  • Declining Field Size: A Global Issue Transcript
    Steve Koch | Chris Larmey | Jennifer Owen | Jay Privman | Ian Tapp
  • Breaking With Tradition: The Economic Model Transcript
    Dr. Jennifer Durenberger | Joseph Morris | Martin Panza | Jay Privman
  • Creating a Positive Racino Environment – Making Racing an Integral Part of the ExperienceTranscript
    Jahnae Erpenbach | Richard B. Moore
  • Crisis Management in Racing: How Social Media Has Changed the Game (Mark Kaufman Workshop, Presented by the Turf Publicists of America) —Transcript
    Dave Grening | Maggi Moss | Jim Mulvihill | Chip Tuttle
  • Grouping Your Sales EffortsTranscript
    Rob Sine
  • Using Technology to Improve the Wagering Experience Transcript
    Oonagh Chan

Wednesday, December 10

Thursday, December 11

  • The Fantasy Games Approach — the Answer to Expanding Racing or Just Another Red Herring? Transcript
    Tom Dwyer | John Ford | Hai Ng
  • Behind Closed Doors – What Really Happens in the Steward’s Stand During a Day of Racing? Transcript
    Eddie Arroyo | Dan Fick | Kim Sawyer | Scot Waterman
  • Current Issues and Points of Emphasis in Racing Transcript
    Dr. Jennifer Durenberger | Dan Fick

Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday, December 11

Thursday, December 12

Tuesday, December 4

Wednesday, December 5

Thursday, December 6

Tuesday, December 7

Wednesday, December 8

  • Takeout: Then, Now and in the FutureTranscript
    Steve May | Dr. Caroline Betts
  • Your Social Networking Toolbox: What’s in It?Transcript
    Steve May | Sheila Merrigan | Monica Surfaro Spigelman
  • Veterinarian Panel–Part I 
Veterinarian/Client Relationships: the Veterinarian’s Dilemma —Transcript
    Dr. Rick Arthur | Dr. Jeff Blea | Dr. Scott Palmer | Dr. Gregg Scoggins
  • Veterinarian Panel–Part II 
Veterinarians and Animal WelfareTranscript
    Dr. Rick Arthur | Dr. Jeff Blea | Dr. Scott Palmer | Dr. Gregg Scoggins
  • New Frontiers in Wagering Transcript
    Mark Thurman | Stephen Burn | Paul Cross | Ben Pinnick
  • Touting New Developments in Tote Transcript
    Mark Thurman | Jerome Carrus | Paul Cross | David Haslett | Ines Hendili | Steve Keech

Thursday, December 9

Monday, December 6

Tuesday, December 7

Wednesday, December 8

Thursday, December 9

  • Boutique ADWs — the Who, What and How Transcript
    Randy Evers | Ed Comins | J. Randy Gallo | Mark Gregory | Bruce Soulsby
  • The State of California Racing Transcript
    Jay Privman | Joseph Harper | David Israel | Norman C. Towne
  • Point/Counter Point...A Frank Discussion Between Stewards and Racing Media Transcript
    Eric Wing | Ed DeRosa | Dan Fick | Hugh Gallagher | Tom LaMarra | Jennie Rees | Denny Oelschlager

Tuesday, December 8

  • Welcome Transcript
    Dr. Ron Allen | Doug Reed
  • A New Perspective on Racing - How Times Change Transcript
    Gerard Cunningham
  • The Jockey's Guild - Giving a Leg Up to the Industry Transcript
    Corey Johnsen | Robbie Albarado | G.R. Carter
  • Exposing Yourself to Strangers Transcript
    W. David Tompkins, Jr. | Mike McCarley
  • Interstate Compact Transcript
    Rick Goodell | Peggy Hendershot | Rick Masters
  • NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Transcript
    The Honorable Tommy Thompson
  • Turf Publicists of America Mark Kaufman Workshop - Lights, Camera...Racing! Transcript
    John Engelhardt | Mark Ciardi | Jon Court | John Hennegan | G.D. Hieronymus | Leonard Lusky
  • Jockey's Guild - NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Transcript
    Mike Ziegler
  • Horsemen and Jockeys Transcript
    Dan Fick | Robby J. Albarado | Alan Foreman | Jeff Johnston | Joe Santanna
  • Keeping Up with the Joneses Transcript
    David climans | Tom Cosdon | Tony Fontaine | Todd Gralla | Brent Matthias | Mark Ottman | Michelle Penna | Mark Thurman | Evan Trommer

 Wednesday, December 9

 Thursday, December 10

  • At The Threshold Transcript
    Dr. Rick Arthur | Dr. Heather Knych | Dr. Robert Lewis | Dr. Richard Sams
  • Making a Race Track Work as Part of a Destination Property Transcript
    Gary Palmer | Frank L. Ciminelli, II | David Climans | Donald Dissinger | Russ Simons
  • Social Media - Making it Business Relevant Transcript Unavailable
    Mike Tanner | Dr. Holly Kruse | Aaron Smith
  • The Gifted Boss: To Think Like a Hero and Work Like an Artist Transcript
    Dale Dauten

Tuesday, December 9

 Wednesday, December 10

 Thursday, December 11

Tuesday, December 4

 Wednesday, December 5

 Thursday, December 6

Tuesday, December 5

  • A New Perspective: How Casino Operators Would Run Racing Transcript
    Mark Midland | Thomas Gallagher | Edward Tracy
  • How to Grow in a Developed Market or How to Steal the Other Guy's Customer Transcript
    Will Cummings | Steven T. Snyder | Joe Weinberg
  • Wagering Integrity, Who Cares? Transcript
    Ron Nichol | Paul Bowlinger | Tom Casaregola | Frank Fabian
  • Keynote Luncheon Transcript
    John L. Petersen
  • Internet Gambling - New Realities? Transcript
    Jay Hicker | I. nelson Rose | Sue Schneider | Maury Wolff
  • Equine Career Counseling Transcript
    Diane Pikulski | Rory Goree | Richard Mandella
  • Changing the Menu Transcript
    Stephen Szapor | Dan Bamrick | Gordon Mackay | David Yount
  • Conditions & Conditioners Transcript
    Randy Moss | Georganne Hale | Paul Jones | Martin Panza | Todd Pletcher
  • Racing Industry Updates and Initiatives
    Dan Fick | Chris McCarron
  • RTIP Research Update
    Steve Barham

 Wednesday, December 6

 Thursday, December 7

Tuesday, December 6

 Wednesday, December 7

 Thursday, December 8

Tuesday, December 7

  • Legislated for Success? Transcript
    Charles Anderer | Steve Geller | Bennett Liebman | I. Nelson Rose
  • Freedom of Choice: Managing Games and Technology Transcript
    Patricia McQueen | Gerald Aubin | Walt Hawkins | Richard Taylor | Alex Tucket
  • Learning to Compete Transcript
    Jane Holmes | Chuck Keeling | Michael Pollock | Saverio R. Scheri, III
  • Keynote Luncheon Transcript
    Thomas Meeker
  • System and Game Thechnologies Transcript
    Bruce Rowe | Eugene Christiansen | James Maida | Greg Saunders
  • Investing in Racetracks Transcript
    Joseph Harper | Marc Falcone | Jim McAlpine | Anthony Sanfilippo | Steven T. Snyder

 Wednesday, December 8

  • Welcome and Introduction Transcript
    F. Douglas Reed (RTIP) | Robert Collier (Head, Dept. of Animal Sciences)
  • The Reality of Producing Compelling T.V. Transcript
    Steven Crist | Michael Antinoro | Basil V. Devito, Jr. | Ian Valentine
  • It's 10:00 pm (In Europe) Do You Know Where Your Players Are? Transcript
    Alan Marzelli | Mauritz Bruggink | Andrew Harding
  • How Should North American Racing Respond To Exchange Wagering When The Ship Has Landed On Our Shores? Transcript
    Paul Estok | Eugene Christiansen | Chris Scherf
  • The Mark Kaufman Workshop Presented by the Turf Publicists of America - Keep The Ball Rolling Transcript
    Eric Wing | Mike Gathagan | Michael Knight | Susan Polakoff Shaw
  • What Is The ROI From Your Player Tracking Investment? Transcript
    Jim Altrichter | Mark Midland | Margo Flynn | Mike Malo

 Thursday, December 9

  • Sponsorships, Advertising and Branding - Protecting Everyone's Interests Transcript
    Chip Campbell | Charles Geffen | Dan Metzger | Bryan Pettigrew | Kelly Wietsman
  • Marketing to Diverse Groups Transcript
    Susie Sourwine | Heberto Gutierrez
  • Emerging Markets: South America Transcript
    Scott Wells | Dr. Martin Canepa
  • An Update On Greyhound Racing Worldwide Transcript
    Eric Wilson | Sean Collins | Jerry Desmond | Dr. Brand Fenwick | Rory Goree
  • Do You Really Know What You Are Buying? Or Does 'Caveat Emptor' Still Hold? Transcript
    Joe Harper | Rollin Baugh | Murray Brown | John Maxse

 Friday, December 10

  • Win, Place OR Show - How Do We Ensure That Horseracing Wins?! Transcript
    Jim McAlpine
  • Technology: The Good, The Bad And The Unknown Transcript
    Dan Luciano | Ryan O'Hara | Paul Siegel
  • The NTRA Phase II - Moving Forward Transcript
    D.G. Van Clief, Jr.