RTIP student Scott Little is the winner of The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship. The scholarship cover the 2017 – 2018 academic year.
The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarship awards $6,000 ($3,000 per semester) annually to a student at the University of Arizona’s RTIP and is based on academic achievement, a proposed career path in the Thoroughbred racing industry, and previous industry involvement. Goodman, a resident of Tucson, is a longtime member of The Jockey Club and is one of three founders of the RTIP.
Little, a native of Abilene, Texas, is on the dean’s list at the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) and aspires to work in track management to increase customer service and promote fan development. He has a background in hotel and resort management and has worked in the racing office and as a track ambassador through guest services.
“The Jockey Club is proud to support students who are interested in improving the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industries,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club.
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is the sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com. (exerpted from The Jockey Club Press release, June 2, 2017)