The Racing Officials Accreditation Program Announces Upcoming Certificate Course at Keeneland

September 14, 2018

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Contact: Cathy O’Meara (859) 224-2702


The Racing Officials Accreditation Program Announces Upcoming Certificate Course at Keeneland


The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) and Keeneland are pleased to announce a ROAP Certificate Course will be held at the track October 16-17, 2018. The ROAP Certificate course consists of general racing industry education and job-specific modules for each specific racing official position. Each participant will focus on the following racing official positions: clerk of scales, horse identifier, paddock judge, patrol judge, outrider, and starter / assistant starter.  


The course is open to the public and is geared toward those who want to become a racing official or who are interested in learning more about racing officials in general. Current officials are also encouraged to attend.


Registration is required and requested by October 9.  The cost is $50, which includes lunch, and the application is available at


Please contact Erin Doty-McQuaid at or (859) 224-2702 for more details.


The mission of ROAP is to accredit and provide continuing education to all racing officials, stewards and judges in the horse racing industry. By doing so ROAP is enhancing the image and upholding the integrity of horse racing at all levels.


ROAP, which receives primary funding from The Jockey Club and is based in its Kentucky office, is a 501(c)(6) organization whose board of directors is made up of representatives from 17 industry organizations and 10 at-large representatives. Stewards and judges receive their accreditation and continuing education credits through this program. The website address for ROAP is

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