Breeders' Cup 2021

RTIP students attended the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar. During two of racing’s biggest days, they helped out by working the new Contender Cam feature, giving them an up close and personal experience with each of the horses and their connections throughout the event.

Up Close and Personal

Micahel Sandulli holding the Contender Cam

Each student (Michael Sandulli shown here) was given a camera for a designated post position and was assigned to follow the horses in the paddock. This allowed viewers on the app to select a certain horse to watch up close while they were in the paddock. After the horses exited the paddock, the students then went to where the horse’s owners were viewing the race to film winning reactions.

Students in the Media

Hailey Shiffer being interviewed by TVG

Hailey Shiffer had an opportunity to show off her media skills training during her first nationally televised interview. Hailey spoke about watching Zenyatta win the Breeders’ Cup Classic and how that motivated her to seek out a career in the racing industry.

Reconnecting Coworkers

Giselle Lugo sits with Michael Weiss

There were many reunions at this premiere event. Here, Giselle Lugo catches up with Michael Weiss, General Manager of Arizona Downs, who she had worked for during her summer internship.