60 Speakers Announced For Global Symposium on Racing

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Over 60 speakers will present at the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program's 49th annual Global Symposium on Racing, scheduled for Dec. 4-6 at Lowes Ventana Canyon in Tuscon. The event brings together racing industry executives from around the world to explore critical issues and trends across the three racing breeds.

Panels at the 2023 Symposium will include:


  • Computer Assisted Wagering–The Good, The Bad, and The Future
  • Out of the Shadows–Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health and Emotional Wellness
  • The Path Forward–Race Track Safety and the Anti-Doping & Medication Control Program
  • Strengthening Your Simulcast Content–Maximizing Handle in Diverse International Betting Markets
  • From Data to Dollars–Understanding Horse Racing's Economic Impact as Racing's Future is Questioned
  • Land for Sale. How Will Race Track Closures Impact the Industry's Long-Term Sustainability?


One of the highlights of the Symposium will be the “Legends of the Game–Racing's Iconic Turf Writers” featuring esteemed journalists Steve Crist, Andy Beyer and Jay Privman.

Pre-conference sessions will set the stage for the Syposium's opening evening reception on Dec. 4 and will include:


  • HISA Workshop for State Regulators and Stewards
  • 3rd Annual Racing Secretaries Summit
  • Track Surface Regulatory Requirements
  • NTRA Handicapping Contest Workshop


Prospective attendees are encouraged to register by Nov. 17 to take advantage of a $100 discount and Ventana Canyon is offering reduced room rates of $189 for attendees. Registration for the Symposium and hotel reservations can be completed at RacingSymposium.com, where a list of the speakers may also be found.

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