November 13, 2020
Contact: Alyssa Carwile (859) 224-2702
The Racing Officials Accreditation Program Announces Upcoming Online Continuing Education Course Hosted by the University of Louisville.
The Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) and the University of Louisville are pleased to announce a 16-hour continuing education course will be held live online Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Both sessions begin at 8:00 AM ET and finish each day at 5:00 PM ET.
Speakers during the live online sessions include:
Alex Waldrop - CEO and President of the NTRA
Dr. Sarah Memmi - University of Louisville
Peter J Sacopulos - Sacopulos, Johnson, & Sacopulos
Dr. Will Farmer - Churchill Downs Equine Medical Director
Barbara Borden - Chief State Steward, Kentucky Racing Commission
Hugh Gallaher - Safety Steward, NYRA
Michele Kopiec - United States Trotting Association
TC Lane - United States Trotting Association
Jenn Daniels - Standardbred Transition Alliance
Tom Sage - Executive Director, Nebraska Racing Commission
Registration is now open at the UofL Equine Payment Portal, https://louisville.edu/business/payments/equine . The cost is $80 prior to December 8, 2020 and increases to $110 afterwards. Registration closes Friday, December 11, 2020. A link for the event will be sent to all registered participants.
Participants will need to have access to a computer with Windows 10, reliable high-speed internet, a webcam, and a microphone. Please avoid Chromebooks/Chrome OS, iPads. Google Chrome is the browser of choice; the second choice is Firefox. There will be a call-in number as well if sound or microphones are an issue.
Please contact Alyssa Carwile at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 horseracingofficials.com.
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