Denver K Beckner

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ROAP Standing: 
Good Standing
Renewal Due Date: 
December 31, 2023
Full Accreditation School : 
Monday, October 18, 2021 to Tuesday, October 19, 2021
16 hours
Class Type: 
Continuing Education
Monday, April 15, 2019 to Tuesday, April 16, 2019
16 hours


The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has scheduled a ROAP Continuing Education class (16 credit hours) on Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Delaware Park. 

Registration Fee is $140 and covers food, beverage, and service fees. Payments in the form of check or money-order must be made payable to Delaware Park Race Track and returned with a completed registration form to John F. Wayne at the address below. Payment and completed form must be received by the DTRC office no later than March 13, 2019. Agenda is below.

Link to hotel / motel information:

Please complete your ROAP registration by clicking "Register for this class" below to keep up to date on information and agenda for the course. DTRC requires additional registration and you may access that form here.


Mailing Address:

John F. Wayne


777 Delaware Park Blvd.

Wilmington, DE 19804

Phone: (302) 994-2521 ext 8970

*Registration fees not received by March 13, 2019 will increase to $170.00 so please make your payment within the time period to save $30.00

Only racing officials that have successfully completed the full 60-hour ROAP school are eligible to attend unless permission is granted otherwise. All racing officials that wish to amintain their accredited status must attend and complete 16 hours of CE every two years.



ROAP and the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission

April 15th and April 16th, 2019

Delaware Park Race Track at the Veranda Room, While Clay Creek Country Club


Day One, April 15, 2019

• 10:00 a.m. Welcome to Delaware Park by DTRC Chairman, W. Duncan Patterson

• Opening remarks 

• Patrick Cummings, Executive Director, Thoroughbred Idea Foundation

• Dr. Thomas Tobin – Environmental Detection 

• Ethics in Racing:  Enforcement and Big Event Teams -Tom Sage, Nebraska Racing Commission, (Time slot may change)

• ROAP 2019 Points of Emphasis: Digital Certs/Tattoos and Aftercare

• Local topics for discussion

Working Lunch 12:30 p.m. – Round Table Discussion

• Violent Intruder Preparedness and Response Training - Detective, Angela Garnsey Delaware State Police, Division of Gaming Enforcement

• Dr. Dionne BensonEmerging Threats and Compounded Substances.  Drug Testing Initiatives

• Bio-Security Measures and how Stewards can be involved in assisting, implementation, communication and enforcement - By Dr. Karen Lopez, Delaware Deputy State Veterinarian

• (ROAP POE) Interesting racing films – objections and inquiries: Harness & Thoroughbred

• Round Table discussions: {Horse Racing Bump-out Sessions}

6:00 p.m.        End of program, day one.

The Chair reserves the right to add or set aside items on this agenda or rearrange their order


Day Two, April 16, 2019

• 9:00 a.m.  

• Association of Racing Commissioners International – “Industry Update” -  by Ed Martin, President 

• (ROAP POE) Dr. Kelly Ryan, Communications with EMTs and Stewards when riders are injured.

• Stephen Lewandowski, New York Gaming Commission Steward “Remarks From A Retiring Steward”

• (ROAP POE) Media – “Proactive Communication In The Racing Industry” by Tom Lamarra, THA Communications 

• Peter Sacopulos, Esquire - Key Points To Know In Equestrian Law

Working Lunch 12:30 p.m. – Round Table Discussion

• Wagering Integrity and Security – Laura Horah, TRPB Senior Wagering Analyst

• Case Preparation - “What Is Needed To Successfully Prosecute An Administrative Case” By Oliver Cleary, Esquire, Deputy Attorney General, Delaware Department of Justice

• ROAP Updates and using the database, resources and video library – Cathy O’Meara, ROAP Coordinator

• (ROAP POE) “What Executive Directors expect from Stewards Communications and Reports to the Commission and Media and Web Sites” by Hugh J. Gallagher, ROAP Board Member and John F. Wayne, DTRC Executive Director 

• Revisit of honoring and reciprocating on all lists, including stewards and vet’s lists

5:00 p.m.        End of program, day two.

The Chair reserves the right to add or set aside items on this agenda or rearrange their order



Registration Form: 
Class Type: 
Continuing Education
Monday, April 16, 2018 to Tuesday, April 17, 2018
16 hours

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has scheduled a ROAP continuing education course for April 16-17, 2018. 

The registration form can be found here

Reminder that the early bird registration deadline is March 17, 2018.  After that date the fee increases to $165.00.  Seating is limited so register early and save.

The agenda can be found here. Updates to the agenda will be distributed as they are received.

Rates for nearby hotels can be found here. When making reservations you should state that you are attending a meeting at Delaware Park (some of the motels have a special rate) or if a Gov't employee, use your ID and lastly, if you are a member of AARP or AAA that may work in your favor as well. The Quality Inn has a discounted rate that can be found here



Registration Form: 
Class Type: 
Continuing Education
Monday, April 11, 2016 to Tuesday, April 12, 2016
16 hours

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission will host a 16 hour ROAP Continuing Education Seminar April 11-12 at Delaware Park.  The cost is $135.00 and covers the costs of materials, two hot lunches and breaks.

An agenda will be published by early March, 2016.  Topics promise to be current and interesting. 

All payments for registration have to be in the form or a check or money order payable to DELAWARE PARK RACE TRACK.  Please send me your check or money order to John Wayne to receive proper credit. Please send REGISTRATION FORM along with payment. 

Make sure you use this complete address:

John F. Wayne, DTRC

777 Delaware Park Blvd

Wilmington, DE 19804


Hotel reservations and information can be obtained by searching the web using Google or Bing for hotel/motel information in the Stanton, Delaware vicinity.  There are numerous options to fit most budgets.


Registration Form: 
Class Type: 
Continuing Education
West Virginia State Steward
Current Position
June 10, 2017
Track Worked / Experience: 
Charles Town
Racing Secretary
Pinnacle Race Course
Assistant Racing Secretary
Hialeah Park
Horse Identifier
Md. Jockey Club
Paddock Judge
Delaware Park
Waterford Park

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