Track Superintendent Field Day has announced dates and locations for the next two editions of the annual gathering focusing on track safety and best practices. The 2023 renewal of the event will be held June 11-13 at Horseshoe Indianapolis and it will be hosted by Roy Smith, the current track super at the Indiana facility who founded the event more than 20 years ago at Philadelphia Park (Parx Racing). The 2024 event will be held at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course with tentative dates of June 9-11.
The 2022 meeting, held at Gulfstream Park, covered a wide variety of topics from turf science to equipment trends to rules and regulations related to the Horse Racing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA).
“We are already planning speakers and topics for 2023, and we look forward to having one of our biggest events ever at Horseshoe Indianapolis,” said Smith, who is retiring as track superintendent at Horseshoe Indianapolis at the end of this year but will remain at the helm of the Track Superintendent Field Day. “It’s been gratifying for me to see the relationships that have been formed at these meetings over the years and how we have all worked together for the greater good of the industry and to make racing as safe as possible for all participants.”
As always, the event will offer free registration and discounted hotel rates to track supers and staff thanks to the support of sponsors, including title sponsor Equine Equipment.
“This is one of the best and most important events each year for our industry, and we are proud to do our part to support it,” said Steve Andersen, founder of Equine Equipment. “We encourage anyone whose role is related to track safety or maintenance, regardless of breed and whether it’s at a racetrack, training facility or farm, to make plans to attend in 2023.”
More information about Track Superintendent Field Day is available at www.tracksupers.com. Registration and hotel information will be posted in the coming months.