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Panel sessions from the 2004 Joint Annual Meeting of HTA and Thoroughbred Racing Associations held in Fort Myers, Florida, at Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa
March 2-6, 2004

 

Horse Racing Needs More Than Slots
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Robert Huff, prominent harness racing breeder and

     longtime director of United States Trotting Association

Do We Really Want to Stop the Misuse of Drugs in Horses?

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Edward (Ned) Bonnie, racing attorney and one of the

     foremost legal authorities on the issue of illegal medication

Dr. Scot Waterman, Executive Director, Racing

     Medication and Testing Consortium

Dr. George Maylin, Cornell University, one of racing’s

     leading medication and drug testing researchers, and 

     winner of HTA's 2004 Stan Bergstein Messenger Award

Account Wagering and Signal Rights, As Seen by Account Wagering Operators and Signal Providers

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David Carrico, TVG Consultant

Michael Fenwick, US Off-Track

Bill Nader, Senior Vice President, New York Racing

     Association

Mike Veitch, Youbet.com

Mike Weiss, Ameritab and Beulah Park

Has Horseracing Ransomed Its Future in the New World of Simulcasting, Rebates, Poaching and Other Challenges?

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Peter Berube, GM, Tampa Bay Downs

Chris McErlean, VP/GM, Meadowlands, President, HTA

Steve Mitchell, VP Operations & Mutuels, Woodbine

     Entertainment Group

Rebates and Takeout: Can Racing Satisfy Its Biggest Customers and Still Survive?

Two Heavy Hitters' Point of View

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David Cuscuna and Maury Wolff, major players

One Major Track Operator's Point of View

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David Willmot, President & CEO, Woodbine Entertainment

A Way Out: Rebates at Racetracks. A Proposal to Racing Commissions with Rules that Could Work

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Bennett Liebman, Albany Law School

Racing Media Coverage: Where To From Here?
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Dave Bianconi, Publicity Director, Northfield Park

Michele Blanco, Publicity Director, Calder Race Course,

     President, Turf Publicists Association

Bill Nader, Senior Vice President, New York Racing

     Association

Billy Reed, three-time Eclipse award winner, former sports

     editor, Louisville Courier Plain Dealer

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