Via JN Campbell
The Organization of Racing Investigations (ORI) will convene its annual training conference for professionals with a reception on Sunday, February 26, 2023 in Tucson.
Organized by the University of Arizona, home to the Track Industry Program (RTIP), the event brings together members from the United States and Canada, but also has an international team of investigators and security officers from Europe and South Africa will participate in a series of sessions during Monday 27 February and Tuesday 28 February. A member governance meeting will take place on Wednesday 1 March before the conference. finish. Organizers include, President Juan C. Estrada of the Arizona Game Department, and Vice President Jason Klouser of the Pennsylvania State Equestrian Commission.
This year’s agenda once again includes a range of craft topics in response to the current “Highlights” from the Racing Officials Certification Program (ROAP), ensuring ORI members have the opportunity to enhance their continuing school hours. The presentations covered a variety of topics such as regulatory oversight, barn monitoring, security staff retention, identifying fraudulent documents, the relationship between investigators and the media, and ethics. in horse racing, drug warning signs and numerous case studies in the area. Along with the daytime sessions, ORI plans to honor members at a special dinner Monday night that includes the John Wayne Lifetime Achievement Award, named after a longtime investigator who has since passed. life in 2020. Robert Hartman, President of RTIP, will serve as guest speaker, and Melissa Del Bosque, author of Bloodlines: The True Story of the Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for the Equestrian Kingdom (2017) will provide keynote address.
Beginning in the 1990s, ORI brought together industry experts dedicated to combating race-fixing, horse doping, animal abuse and neglect, money laundering, cybercrime, conspiracy, illegal pari-mutuel activity law and other violations when they cooperate with law enforcement agencies. They are employed by many racetrack organizations, including police, government and private security companies. As a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, ORI not only provides opportunities for internal dialogue, but also emphasizes education and integrity to prevent threats to its participants. racers, those who are riding and most importantly, the riders. athletes.
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