The Racing Officials Accreditation Program Announces Upcoming Online Continuing Education Course Hosted by the University of Louisville

November 13, 2020

Event Notice

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, .   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 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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