Racetrack Industry Program

New Positions For Egan at Santa Anita; Hammerle at 1/ST

Veteran horseman and racing official Jason Egan was promoted as the Director of Racing and Racing Secretary for Santa Anita Park beginning Jan. 27. He served as the track's Racing Coordinator since 2020, and he was named to his new post after Chris Merz announced his desire to take a more expansive operational role in the racing industry. Additionally, Rick Hammerle will join 1/ST Racing as a consultant. After stops in California, New Jersey and Florida, he was most recently the Racing Coordinator at Oaklawn Park and Director of Racing...

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Arizona's RTIP Global Symposium to be Streamed Online

The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) Global Symposium on Racing will be streamed live online by Roberts Communications Network (RCN) on the Racetrack Television Network (RTN). All proceeds from the sales will revert to the RTIP. "We are thrilled to once again stream the Symposium to a global audience," said RTIP Chair Robert Hartman. "While we are expecting a large group of industry attendees, we also understand that travel may not be possible for some, and feel it is important to make these panel sessions available to...

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Hartman Named RTIP Chair

Robert Hartman has been named the new chair of the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program. A graduate of the program himself, Hartman has held marketing and management positions at the New York Racing Association, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields. His previous experience also includes serving as the Associate Athletic Director at the University of California, Berkeley and CEO of the American Contract Bridge League. "A traditional on-campus four-year education experience may not be the right fit for some prospective RTIP students," Hartman said. "We need to...

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