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.

Bob Baffert

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

Jim Mulvihill

Jim Mulvihill and RTIP student at Mentor Lunch

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

Martin Panza

Martin Panza accepts award

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