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National Owners Conference - Schedule of events

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Panel 5 - State of the Industry

3:35 PM to 5:00 PM

Hear from a panel of industry executives that discuss issues facing our industry and measures to address these issues. Topics to include racetrack safety, uniform rules, whip restrictions, Lasix, status of HR 1754.  The status of these topics are very fluid due to changes that are ongoing. As solutions are put in place we will update this section with additional topics and speakers. Q & A to follow the panel.




Wed, Oct 30, 2019

Panel 7 - Trainers

1:20 PM to 2:25 PM

Getting horses ready for a race: 2 year-olds, first-time starters, sprinters, route horses. Trainers discuss gate preparation, when to add blinkers, how to know if a horse prefers turf vs dirt, when to drop into claiming ranks.


Sponsored by Mersant International

Panel 8 - Owners

2:40 PM to 3:45 PM

A panel of owners talk about what to consider when selecting a Trainer. When is it time to change trainers? Partnerships - Are they for everyone? Pros and Cons of breeding vs buying at the sales? Selecting your racing silks. Selecting a bloodstock agent.


Sponsored by Coolmore America