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The NTRA Racecourse Administrators Conference and Seminar will be held Sunday through Tuesday, March 6-8, at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The opening ceremony on March 6 will be followed by a day and a half of discussions and demonstrations. The full agenda for the conference will be announced later this month, but confirmed speakers and topics include:

  • Dennis Moore, Consultant and Track Director, will demonstrate the use of lasers for scoring and how points can be checked on racecourse and arena surfaces;
  • The Equestrian Grass Alliance, a group of universities and industry experts developing education and research for the equestrian grass industry, will hold a session on the development of experimental methods for testing surface of transnational courses in the UK and North America;
  • Glen Kozak, Senior Vice President of the New York Racing Association (NYRA), will lead a panel discussion on the Equestrian Integrity and Safety Act Surfaces Regulations and riding process. show and report;
  • Oliver Hoberg, Foot Specialist of the Federation of Equestre Internationale, the international governing body for equestrian sports, and Lars Roepstorff from the Swedish Agricultural University, a veterinarian and equine surgeon and one of the world’s leading experts in horseshoe surfaces, will discuss the use of FEI criteria and their practical implications for FEI 5* events and Olympic equestrian facilities;
  • Kaleb Dempsey, Materials Engineer at the Racing Surface Test Laboratory (RSTL), will demonstrate an integrated track tester that can measure moisture and cushion depth on dirt tracks as well as monitor the condition of the track. the condition of the grass tracks; and
  • Mackenzie Rockefeller, Director of the Racing Surface Testing Laboratory, will demonstrate the new Maintenance Quality System (MQS) database developed by the Jockey Club, allowing for automatically generated HISA data reports. .

The Racecourse Managers Conference and Seminar will be held free of charge to all registered attendees. For more information and to register for the event, contact Danae Fryman at [email protected].

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