A strong lineup of speakers has been announced for the 20th annual Track Superintendents Field Day set for June 14-15 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The meeting brings together track superintendents and staff to discuss best practices related to track maintenance, safety and operational issues for racing and training facilities.
Among the speakers on the agenda are Joe Morris, senior vice president of racing for Caesars; Mike Ziegler, senior vice president and general manager of Churchill Downs, Dr. Michael DePew, an agronomist/soil scientist and industry-leading leading soil expert; trainer Michael Dickinson, president of Tapeta Footings Inc.; Dr. William Farmer, equine medical director for Churchill Downs Inc.; and Eric Hamelback, CEO of the National HBPA.
“There is nothing more important to horsemen than the safety of horses and jockeys, so I’m looking forward to interacting with the men and women who work tirelessly to make our racing surfaces as safe as possible,” said Hamelback.
Registration is now open for the event, and there are no registration fees for track supers and staff thanks to the support of sponsors.
“We are excited to have such a distinguished list of speakers this year and think this will be one of the best gatherings we’ve ever had,” said Roy Smith, founder of the event and track superintendent at Indiana Grand. “We encourage not only track supers to attend, but also those from training centers as well as farms with training surfaces.”
For more information, go to www.tracksupers.com.