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Real name: 
Primary Phone: 
ROAP Standing: 
Good Standing
Renewal Due Date: 
December 31, 2023
Full Accreditation School : 
Monday, December 13, 2021 to Tuesday, December 14, 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 3, 2017 to Tuesday, April 4, 2017
16 hours

The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission will host a 16 hour continuing education seminar on April 3-4, 2017 at Delaware Park. The registration sheet (AVAILABLE HERE) must be filled out and returned with the $135.00 (payable to Delaware Park Race Track) registration fee to John F. Wayne, DTRC, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19804 by March 10. After March 10, the regstiration fee will increase to $160.00. Any questions, contact John Wayne directly at (302) 994-2521 ext. 8970

Agenda can be found by CLICKING HERE

Also, please complete the registration below as well to expedite granting of CE credits. 

Registration Form: 
Class Type: 
Continuing Education
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 to Wednesday, June 22, 2016

There will be a ROAP Certificate course in Louisville on June 21-22 (University of Louisville’s Shelby Campus and Churchill Downs). This course is an entry level course open to anyone and is geared toward those interested in becoming a racing official or just wants to learn more about the racing office. The cost to participate is $25 which includes lunch on one day. 

The course is scheduled to run from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 21 and 8:30 am - 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 22. A lunch will be provided on Tuesday. 


Tuesday, June 21 (U of L's Shelby Campus - Founders Union Building, Room 6)

8:30 – 12:30

·  Introduction to ROAP


·  Safety initiatives / best practices

·  Rules of Racing and procedures for reporting violations

·  Begin review of racing official positions/duties

12:30 – 1:00 Boxed lunch

1:00 – 5:00

·  InCompass RTO Training

·  Continued review of racing official positions/duties

·  Prohibited practices     

·  Addiction education and alcohol / drug related procedures

·  Public speaking, in the context of a commission hearing

Wednesday, June 22 (Churchill Downs, racing office)

8:30 - 12:00 

·  Meet at Churchill Downs for shadowing racing office

  • Observe entries, run down, proofs, filling the card, draw (if possible)


If you would like to pay via credit card, please use the PayPal link below. Otherwise bring payment on the first day of class.

Select residency
Non-Kentucky Residents $25.00 USDKentucky Residents $26.50 USD

Hotel accommodations  

Homewood Suites by Hilton (Louisville East)

Springhill Suites by Marriott (Louisville Hurstborne North)

Embassy Suites 

Hyatt Place Louisville East 

If you mention that you are attending a conference at the University of Louisville Event and Conference center you will generally get a preferred rate

**PLEASE NOTE: References are not required for registration of this course. Thank you


Registration Form: 
Class Type: 
Certificate Course
Pennsylvania State Racing Commission (StateSteward)
Current Position
April 15, 2019
Track Worked / Experience: 
Presque Isle Downs
Overseeing live races and reviewing video replays, Imposing sanctions as necessary to insure the integrity of racing. Enforcing the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Racing Commission through Hearings and Rulings. Responsibilities of Scratches, Overseeing and Proofing Entries for the Official Program, Bill of Sales, Transfer Forms, and Claims. Maintaining updated Steward's Scratch, Rulings, Specials, Claims and Medication Violation Reports.
Racing Official/Placing Judge
November 1, 2018 to March 24, 2019
Track Worked / Experience: 
Fair Grounds
Racing Official
April 25, 2018 to September 22, 2018
Track Worked / Experience: 
Placing Judge/Alternate Association Steward
Racing Official
November 6, 2017 to March 31, 2018
Track Worked / Experience: 
Fair Grounds
Placing Judge, Claims Clerk and served 7 days as the fill in Steward.
Racing Official
July 19, 2017 to September 23, 2017
Track Worked / Experience: 
Placing Judge, Program and served the last 14 race days as the Alternate Association Steward.
Puerto Rico Commission Steward
January 1, 2017 to March 27, 2017
Track Worked / Experience: 
Commission Steward at Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico.

Supported by: 


              Breeders' Cup

        National HBPA  TOBA        

   Keeneland  Lone Star Park   Remington Park Chruchill Downs, Inc

Maryland Jockey Club   TRA   Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau    

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