University of Louisville Speaker Series

Fall 2020 Speaker Series

UofL Equine Program

The UofL Equine Industry Program, with the support of Horse Racing Nation, is proud to present a three-part fall speaker series that focuses on current issues in the horse racing industry.

This free event series will bring experts to a LIVE, fun and engaging platform to educate our students, alumni, industry participants and the general public.

All events are from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. ET on Horse Racing Nation's Facebook Page via Facebook Live.

SEPT. 22
Is It Sustainable?

Our panel looks at horse racing's new operational model. Is it sustainable for the long run? Panel experts will include:
  • Chris Kotulak - CEO, Fonner Park
  • Andrew Offerman - VP Racing Operations, Canterbury Park
  • Terry Finley - Founder, West Point Thoroughbreds
  • Jack Jeziorski - EVP, Monarch Content Management (subsidiary of the Stronach Group)

The panel will be moderated by Mike Penna, owner, Horse Racing Radio network.

OCT. 13
Kentucky Horse Sales Go High-Tech

What does a virtual environment mean for the Thoroughbred sales industry? Panel experts will include:
  • Boyd Browning - President/CEO, Fasig-Tipton
  • Jack Carlino - EIP alum '16 and co-founder, Wanamaker's
  • Duncan Taylor - Taylor Made Sales Agency
  • David Ingordo - Ingordo Bloodstock Services
The panel will be moderated by Megan Devine - EIP alum '14, TV Personality and Founder/CEO VidHorse

NOV. 10

    The series concludes with an intimate evening reminiscing with Hall of Fame Jockey Pat Day. Sean Beirne, Director of the Equine Industry Program at UofL's College of Business, will interview Pat as he recounts his highs and lows, both on and off the track.

This year's series is the 2nd annual University of Louisville Equine Program Speaker Series. 

The 2019 Fall Speaker Series included:

The Business of Racetrack Surfaces, a panel including 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.

Sports Betting and Horse Racing, featuring panelists Rep. Adam Koenig (R-69), who introduced a bill in Kentucky, Bill Knauf, VP of business operations at Monmouth Park, and John Walsh, assistant general manager at Hawthorne Race Course. 

An evening with Tom Durkin, featuring legendary racetrack announcer Tom Durkin. 

For more info, contact: • 502.852.4865