Welcome to the 2023 Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., hosted by The Jockey Club.
Today’s keynote speaker is Michael Lopez, senior director of data and analytics for the National Football League. Lopez will discuss how data is analyzed to enhance and help better understand football and possible correlations with horse racing.
Other topics include Thoroughbred Safety, Equibase E-GPS and the Future, and Marketing of the Sport.
The conference will also feature two panels. The first will be hosted by Pat Cummings, executive director of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, with panelists Marshall Gramm, a professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and co-founder of the Ten Strike Racing syndicate; and David O’Rourke, president and CEO of the New York Racing Association. The panel will focus on computer-robotic wagering and its effects on tracks and bettors.
The second panel will address the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority after its first year of enactment. Panelists are Lisa Lazarus, CEO of HISA; Ben Mosier, executive director of the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit; and trainers Jena Antonucci and Ron Moquett. The panel will be moderated by The Jockey Club president and COO James Gagliano.
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