Watch: New 'Business of Racetrack Surfaces' symposium

Watch: New 'Business of Racetrack Surfaces' symposium
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The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program
, with the support of Horse Racing Nation, began its speaker series Wednesday discussing "The Business of Racetrack Surfaces."

Horse Racing Nation streamed this event, and a full archive is available through its YouTube page (embedded below).

Jim Mulvihill, senior director of betting information at Churchill Downs Inc., moderated the panel from the University of Louisville's Chao Auditorium, where experts discussed 
what steps tracks take to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the horse.

The panel included Mick Peterson
, director of Agriculture Equine Programs at the University of Kentucky and an expert on the engineering of track surfaces; Jamie Richardson, track superintendent at Churchill Downs; and Chip Bach, general manager of Turfway Park.

The speaker series continues Oct. 9 (An Evening with Tom Durkin) and Nov. 13 (Sports Betting and Horse Racing). 
These are free but ticketed events with more information available by contacting Liz Young at or (502) 852-7617.

An intense, four-year track, the 
Equine Industry Program gives students the professional skills they need to succeed in the horse industry covering equine economics, marketing and law, among other topics. Small class sizes are emphasized along with individualized advising.

University of Louisville Equine program

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