A broad expanse of alumni careers

The RTIP has many distinguished alumni, some of whom are highlighted below as having received a prestigious award named after John K Goodman, a founding father of the Race Track Industry Program.  The John K. Goodman Alumni Award recognizes an RTIP alum each year for their outstanding contribution to the industry.

Martin Panza

Martin Panza accepts award

Senior Vice President of Racing Operations - The New York Racing Association, Inc.

Jim Mulvihill

Jim Mulvihill and RTIP student at Mentor Lunch

Director of Media & Industry Relations - The National Thoroughbred Racing Association

Bob Baffert

Two-time Triple Crown Winning Trainer - Bob Baffert Racing Stables, Inc.

Todd Pletcher

Todd Pletcher raising Kentucky Derby trophy

Seven-time Eclipse Award Winning Trainer - Todd Pletcher Racing Stables, Inc.

Peter Rotondo

Peter Rotondo stands at podium

V.P. Media & Entertainment - Breeders' Cup Limited - New York

Thomas Ventura

President - Ocala Breeders' Sales Company
Courtesy of Thoroughbred Daily News/Photo by Z

Some positions held by RTIP graduates include:

  • Director, Churchill Downs Simulcast Network
  • Commercial Manager, Curragh Racecourse
  • Director of Pari-Mutuels, Keeneland Assoc. Inc.
  • International Simulcast Coordinator, Magna Entertainment Corp.
  • Racing Secretary, Monmouth Park
  • Wagering Analyst, Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau
  • Chief State Steward, Illinois Racing Board
  • General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Harness Tracks of America
  • Director of Racing, Texas Racing Commission
  • Executive V.P. & Executive Director, The Jockey Club
  • Executive Director, Indiana Horse Racing Commission
  • Director of Racing, Santa Anita Park
  • General Manager, Seoul Racecourse Jockey’s Assoc.
  • Director of Marketing, Monmouth Park/Meadowlands
  • President, Daily Racing Form
  • Senior V.P. Operations, Magna Entertainment Corp.
  • Director, Marketing and Communications, NBC Sports & Olympics
  • President & General Manager, Ruidoso Downs
  • Stallion Administration, Darley Stud
  • Investigator, Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau
  • Executive Director, Florida Standardbred Breeder’s & Owners Association
  • General Manager, Kildangan Stud
  • Trainer, Todd Pletcher Racing Stables, Inc.
  • Chief Executive Officer, HBPA-National
  • Director of Industry Relations, TOBA
  • Associate Producer, ESPN, NTRA.com
  • Director of Sales, Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company
  • Simulcast Coordinator
  • MEC–Santa Anita Park
  • Executive Director, Racing Medication & Testing  Consortium
  • On-Air Personality, HRTV