RTIP Students: Summer of 2015



Ever wonder what Race Track Industry Program students are up to during the summer between semesters?





Honore Bremer: Honore spent the summer interning with Monarch Content Management. Her first month was spent rotating through the various departments at Santa Anita Racetrack. She spent time in food and beverage, mutuels, marketing, the racing office, and media relations. In the month of July, she learned about simulcast settlements and worked on projects for Monarch.


Sarah Crane: Sarah took major strides towards her future by interning with CHRB stewards. She began the summer at Los Alamitos observing daily stewards’ tasks, hearings, and live racing officiating. She continued her internships at Del Mar, where she worked with California state investigators observing backstretch security practices and routine barn searches. During her stay in California, she was able to complete the stewards accreditation program, hosted by the RTIP, at Los Alamitos in July.


Anna Hibbard: For her internship, Anna traveled from Arizona to West Virginia and then all the way back to California for the Racing Officials Accreditation Porgram. She interned at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Track where she worked taking entries in the mornings and worked as a placing judge at night. During her time in the racing office, she was able to shadow the bookkeeper, and she learned the many intricacies of the racing industry.


Francesca LeDonne: Francesca spend her summer interning at Monmouth Park. She worked in the marketing department, where she was responsible for a variety of duties, including promoting, coordinating and facilitating events, and creating advertising and sponsorship presentation for top investors. The highlight of Francesca’s summer was witnessing American Pharoah’s romp in the Haskell invitational and coordinating the “Pharoah Phan Phestival”.


Larry Myers: Larry’s internship with Hoosier Park Racing and Casino took him to new territory in the race marketing office working for Emily Gaskin. He was responsible for updating and maintaining the racing and handicapping portion of the track’s website, running their Twitter account, and managing various giveaways and promotions. Additionally, he had the opportunity to experience day-to-day operations in various departments by shadowing with track maintenance, watching the racing office go through entries, and witnessing firsthand what judges go through to make a race official.


del mar logoJoe Mishak: Joe spent six weeks this summer interning with West Point Thoroughbreds at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where his responsibilities included working licensing partners, setting up accommodations for race days, facilitating and leading barn visits, and taking pictures and videos of West Point’s horses during morning workouts. He also participated in weekly conference calls with the West Point time to discuss current and future status of west coast operation activities. Finally, he spent time shadowing West Point’s west coast trainer Craig Dollase to learn the nuances of training and managing a stable.