RTIP Award Winners

John K. Goodman Alumni Award

This honor is bestowed upon one of the RTIP’s many distinguished alumni who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry. The award is named in honor of John K. Goodman, a founding father of the Race Track Industry Program who has provided direction and support to the program since its inception.

Peggy Hendershot

Alex Waldrop speaks on behalf of Peggy Hendershot

Past Recipients:

  • 2017 — Pete Aiello
  • 2016 — Jim Mulvihill
  • 2015 — Peter Rotondo
  • 2014 — Tom Ventura
  • 2013 — Martin Panza
  • 2012 — Raj Mutti
  • 2011 — Eric Halstrom
  • 2010 — Robert Hartman
  • 2009 — Bill Knauf
  • 2008 — Jim Kostas
  • 2007 — Joe Osborne
  • 2006 — Michael Weiss
  • 2005 — Dr. Scot Waterman
  • 2004 — Philip O’Hara
  • 2003 — Patricia McQueen
  • 2002 — Todd Pletcher
  • 2001 — Luke Kruytbosch
  • 2000 — Ann McGovern
  • 1999 — Lonny Powell
  • 1998 — Dan Fick
  • 1997 — Bob Baffert

 

Clay Puett Award

This honor is bestowed upon a person or persons for their outstanding contributions to the racing industry. Inaugurated December 9, 1994, the award is named for the late Clay Puett, an Arizona resident whose innovations, including the development of the mechanical starting gate, helped to revolutionize racing around the world.

Joe Harper

Wendy Davis presents the John K. Goodman award to Joe Harper during the Awards Luncheon at the 2018 Global Symposium on Racing.

Past Recipients:

  • 2017 — Bob Curran
  • 2016 — Pierre Bellocq
  • 2015 — Marylou Whitney
  • 2014 — Mary Scollay
  • 2013 — Michael Blowen
  • 2012 — Sherwood “Chilly” Chillingworth
  • 2011 — The Race for Education
  • 2010 — The Grayson–Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc.
  • 2009 — Richard Duchossois
  • 2008 — Jim McKay
  • 2007 — Stan Bergstein
  • 2006 — Jay Hickey and The American Horse Council
  • 2005 — WinStar Farm
  • 2004 — Trudy McCaffery
  • 2003 — Cothran ‘Cot’ Campbell
  • 2002 — The Mabee Family
  • 2001 — Joe Hirsch
  • 2000 — John Gaines
  • 1999 — The Vessels Family
  • 1998 — The Brady Family
  • 1997 — The Hancock Family
  • 1996 — The Phipps Family
  • 1995 — Allen Paulson
  • 1994 — Clement Hirsch 

 

Distinguished Student Award

The distinguished student award goes to the RTIP student or students that the faculty feels best embodies the qualities and performance that represent the goal of the Program—to bridge education with opportunity. The award recognizes academic and personal growth and achievement.

Zach Taylor

Denise Pharris and Wendy Davis present Zach Taylor with the Distinguished Student Award at the 2018 Global Symposium on Racing.

Past Recipients:

  • 2017 — Keith Doleshel
  • 2016 — Erin Doty-Mcquaid
  • 2015 — Honor Bremer and Sarah Crane
  • 2014 — Randy Olson
  • 2013 — Claudia Koehler
  • 2012 — Matt Benton
  • 2011 — Heather Shatz
  • 2010 — David "Mylor" Rider
  • 2009 — Steve May
  • 2008 — Nikki DeBasio and Matt Carter
  • 2007 — Jon Forbes
  • 2006 — Jason Egan and Jon Moss
  • 2005 — Eric Yee
  • 2004 — Jon Hansen
  • 2003 — Heather Meacham
  • 2002 — Stacia Celeste Mumm
  • 2001 — Laura Plato
  • 2000 — Dr. Scot Waterman
  • 1999 — Sable Downs
  • 1998 — Mike Hummel
  • 1997 — Valora Kilby