Forty-six speakers participated in 12 panels and two workshops during the event held on December 9-12 at the Westin La Paloma Resort. Two key panels on Wednesday and Thursday mornings focused on regulation and its effect on many areas of racing. Also, safety and security were key topics in multiple panels on maintaining a safe racing surface, safety of our equine retirees, creating a secure work environment and cyber security. The engine that drives our business–the bettors–were also featured on several panels about handicapping contests, the new Esquire show “Horseplayers” and how to present the best data to our customers.
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