Alumni Testimonials

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“The Race Track Industry Program was the perfect launching pad for a career in Thoroughbred racing. With entire classes dedicated to the operation of the racing department, the legal structure of horse racing, simulcasting, and marketing, to name a few, the RTIP provides students with a well-rounded education that covers the most important aspects of working in the industry. Additionally, the RTIP program offers unparalleled networking opportunities like the annual Symposium on Racing & Gaming, which allows students to meet many of the industry’s most accomplished people.”
Dan Silver (09) — Director of Communications & Media Relations, The New York Racing Association

“Going through the Race Track Industry Program prepared me to deal with the inside of the racing world. If it wasn’t for the Race Track Industry Program, I probably would have never graduated from the U of A.”
Bob Baffert — Trainer

“I got a job in racing immediately after I’d finished my course work. Most of my classmates had the same experience. As a result, we continue to meet professionally at the RTIP’s Symposium on Racing and at other times during the year.”
Peggy Hendershot — Vice President Corporate Communications, NTRA – Lexington

“It was a great time in my life to be around people who shared my love for racing.”
Steve Alford — General Manager, Shoreline Star Greyhound Park

“The RTIP program gives students a well-rounded education allowing entry into racing management, regulation, marketing and many other fields within the racing industry.”
Ronald Sultemeier — RTIP Advisory Board Member, President, Sportsystems Corp.

“Many of us dream about being actively involved with the sport we love - horse racing. The Arizona program fulfills those dreams.”
Dan Fick — Racing Steward, Remington Park

The RTIP should appeal to anyone interested in a career in racing. The course offerings, outside speakers, and practical experience give students a wonderful foundation to build a career.”  |  Dean Hoffman — Hoffman Communications, LLC

“The RTIP program at the U of A is widely respected throughout the racing industry and graduates are working in all facets all over the country.”
Peter Koch — Racing Secretary, Freehold Raceway