Water Slide Races? Yes, just like Quarter Horse time trials. Thursday night the RTIP hosted the new academic year back to school social at the Westin La Paloma pool. The RTIP students competed in time trials on the water slide there.

There were two divisions of course: the ladies (fillies & mares) and the men (colts & horses, no geldings were entered.) The winners and place finishers received gift certificates to Chipotle Mexican Grill.

This week the RTIP also announced the agenda for the 40th annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming. There will be more news soon on the symposium keynote speaker and other speaker announcements.

The student workload is starting to pile up and mid-terms are fast approaching. The faculty and staff are busy with classes and preparation for the symposium.