The agenda is set and the excitement is building for the 17th annual Track Superintendents Field Day at historic Oaklawn Park.
The event is open to all track superintendents and staff.
“We welcome and urge tracks to invest in sending your team,” states event founder Roy Smith, “the information shared and the industry networking are valuable resources relied upon long after the event concludes.”
Featured speakers include: On Track Consulting with Javier Barajas; Dr. Kathy Anderson, DVM; Eric Jackson, Oaklawn Park; Dr. Scott McClure, DVM; Dr. Andy Roberts, DVM; Scott Dutile with Dale Carnegie; a Jockey Panel (Gary Stevens, Alex Birzer, Channing Hill) and others.
Attending superintendents will also be eligible to win great prizes like the use of an Exmark Zero-Turn Mower and a John Deere Gator.
Sponsors pay for the event to be conducted; attendees only need to cover lodging and travel expense.
The superintendents are an independent group which meets annually to discuss best practices related to maintenance, safety and operational issues for racing and training facilities worldwide.
“We look forward to welcoming all participants to Oaklawn for some southern hospitality. We are honored to host the event and know it is a worthy investment attending” added Plant Superintendent John Hopkins.
All are encouraged to attend, whether it is a Thoroughbred track, Standardbred track or training facility.
The 2018 sponsors include host track Oaklawn Park, and the 2018 Title Sponsor is Equine Equipment. Other event sponsors include: Toro, Exmark, Massey Ferguson, Farm Paint, Rhino AG, Horsemen’s Track and Supply, Double R Manufacturing, NTRA Advantage, Sherwin Williams, John Deere, Arbico Organics, Sun Coast Commercial, Clear Span, Stabilizer Solutions, Batts, Inc., On Track Consulting, Indiana Grand and Keeneland.
(from Equine Equipment news release)