Horse Racing Women's Summit

Horse Racing Women's Summit Returns To Santa Anita In 2024

The third annual Horse Racing Women's Summit will be held at Santa Anita Park Sept. 25-26 the group announced Thursday, with satellite events at Keeneland, Saratoga, Del Mar and the 2024 Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming. The HRWS, founded in 2022, brings speakers, networking opportunities and events together from across the horse racing industry. "Our executive committee and volunteers are working hard to pull together another series of great events across the country in addition to growing the membership and tackling the other priorities identified at the 2023 Summit,"...

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Horse Racing Women's Summit Videos Available

Video recordings from the 2023 Horse Racing Women's Summit are now available. Access to the videos is available by making a contribution to the HRWS "Pay It Forward" scholarship program, which provides tickets to upcoming HRWS events to those who would not otherwise be able to attend. A contribution of at least $25 is suggested. To access the recordings, please visit the HRWS home page at www.womeninracingsummit.com. The second annual Horse Racing Women's Summit was held Sept. 28-30 at Santa Anita Park and hosted women and men from around the...

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2023 Horse Racing Women's Summit Concludes At Santa Anita

Edited Press Release After 364 days and stops in Kentucky, Arizona, Florida and New York, the Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS) returned to Santa Anita Park Sept. 29 with over 150 women from 13 states and Canada gathered for the second Horse Racing Women's Summit. "What a difference a year makes," said HRWS Chairwoman, Stephanie Hronis. "We can't thank our community enough for their participation and investment in the Horse Racing Women's Summit movement. One of the things that we are most proud of is that over 10% of our...

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Horse Racing Women's Summit Offers Annual Membership

The Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS) has launched an annual membership program, giving community members a chance to regularly engage and support the HRWS mission. Membership dues will cost $75 and include access to a member directory, a HRWS lapel pin, and early access to event tickets. Dues will help HRWS invest in programs, research, scholarships, and events. "We are at the very beginning of the work needed to drive advancements for women in racing," said HRWS committee member Shona Rotondo. "HRWS membership gives everyone an opportunity to support this...

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Horse Racing Women's Summit Topics, Speakers Announced

The second annual Horse Racing Women's Summit, to be held Sept. 27-29 at Santa Anita, will include three panel discussions, morning and luncheon keynotes and a Friday morning workshop. Zoe Cadman, XBTV and 1/ST RACING Host and Analyst, will serve as the emcee for the event, which will kick off with a keynote from Reagan Cannon, an international leadership speaker and coach. Following the morning keynote, leaders at the front line of industry change will gather for a discussion on the State of the Industry, moderated by Millie Ball, XBTV...

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1/ST Racing And FanDuel TV To Sponsor 2023 Horse Racing Women's Summit

1/ST RACING and FanDuel TV will return as presenting sponsors for the 2023 Horse Racing Women's Summit held Sept. 27-29 at Santa Anita Park. "1/ST is committed to ensuring the racing industry continues to expand through inclusivity and diversity," said Aidan Butler, CEO of 1/ST RACING & GAMING. "The Horse Racing Women's Summit is aligned steadfast with this vision, and we are proud to be co-sponsoring this event with FanDuel TV for the second year." "After the inaugural Horse Racing Women's Summit was such a resounding success, the FanDuel Group...

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Tickets On Sale for 2023 Horse Racing Women's Summit

Tickets are on sale for the second Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS), scheduled for Sept. 27-29 at Santa Anita Park. Reagan Cannon, an international leadership speaker and coach with over 20 years of experience at Fortune 15 companies, will deliver the keynote address. Tickets for the three-day summit, which are limited and sold out last year, can be purchased at WomeninRacingSummit.com. "In our second annual HRWS, we look forward to building on the momentum from 2022 with robust programming and an impactful lineup of speakers and panelists," said Jodie Vella-Gregory...

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September Dates Announced for Horse Racing Women's Summit

The Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS) will return to Santa Anita Park from Sept. 27-29 in a homecoming of sorts, one year after the inaugural event was held at the same location. "We are thrilled to be back at Santa Anita Park for the second Horse Racing Women's Summit at the beginning of the Autumn meet, which will also feature the 2023 Breeders' Cup World Championships," said HRWS Chair Stephanie Hronis. "In the past year, we have hosted events at Keeneland Race Course, the Global Symposium on Racing, Gulfstream Park,...

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Tickets on Sale for Horse Racing Women's Summit 'Meet Up' in Saratoga

The Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS) community will 'Meet Up' in Saratoga Springs on Thursday, Aug. 3. The gathering at Saratoga Race Course will feature New York horsewomen and provide attendees with an opportunity to network during morning training hours and at the races. A breakfast buffet on the clubhouse porch is available, but must be purchased separately from the HRWS ticket. Attendees will reconvene at the racetrack for an afternoon of racing in the climate- controlled Paddock Suite. Tickets to the Aug. 3rd HRWS Meet Up at Saratoga are...

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Horse Racing Women's Summit Seeks Intern

The Horse Racing Women's Summit committee is looking to add an intern to its team for 2023. The HRWS is a multi-day event bringing together people from all facets of the horse racing industry with the mission of connecting and empowering women in horse racing. After a successful 2022 renewal, HRWS has expanded to include women-centric events across 2023, as well as its core multi-day summit in September. The HRWS intern will assist with marketing and communication duties and will contribute to planning and promoting the group's events. Resumes and...

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Samantha Smith Named TAA Director of Marketing and Communications

Samantha Smith has been named the new director of marketing and communications for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, effective Monday. A graduate of the University of Kentucky's animal science program, Smith has marketing and communications experience with a variety of equine associations, including TOBA, The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, and the Horse Racing Women's Summit. Smith will be responsible for leading and overseeing all marketing initiatives at the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. She will work closely with the executive team, the communications committee, and TAA's accredited organizations to develop and implement...

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Horse Racing Women's Summit Gulfstream Event Tickets on Sale

The Horse Racing Women's Summit (HRWS) at Gulfstream Park has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27, the eve of the Pegasus World Cup. Guests will gather and network in the beautiful Flamingo Room for brunch and a handicapping seminar featuring NYRA and Fox Sports presenter Maggie Wolfendale-Morley and Claudia Spadaro, on-air handicapper and personality for Gulfstream and HipicaTV. Following the seminar, guests will have access to the White Suite for the remainder of the race day. Tickets are on sale for $130 and will include brunch and beverages, including beer,...

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