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Panel sessions from the 2006 Racing Congress
of HTA, Thoroughbred Racing Associations, and United States Trotting Association held in Las Vegas at the Bellagio February 6-9, 2006

 

Wednesday, February 8

 

Life, Death & Resurrection

(8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. )
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Jay Hovdey, Featured Columnist, Daily Racing Form
Charles Leehrsen, Executive Editor, Sports Illustrated
Bill Nack, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated for 25 years, winner of an

     unprecedented 7 Eclipse Awards
Jay Privman, National Racing Correspondent, Daily Racing Form, and

     Commentator, CBS Television
Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor, Boston Globe
Gary West, Racing Columnist, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
Bill Christine, Los Angeles Times
Moderators: Dave Johnson, ESPN and ABC Racing commentator, and

     Stan Bergstein, HTA

Racing's New Partners

(10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
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Bob Farinella, President and CEO, Prarie Meadows Racetrack and

     Casino
Chuck Keeling, Vice President of Racing Operations, Great Canadian

     Racing Corporation
Senator Paul Massicotte, Financier and New Owner of Hippodrome de

     Quebec, Hippodrome de Montreal, Hippodrome de Aylmer, and

     Hippodrome de Trois-Rivieres
Robert Soper, President & CEO, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
Tim Wilmott, Chief Operating Officer, Harrah's Entertainment
Moderator: Chris Scherf, TRA

GENERAL SESSION

(3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
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Terry Lanni, Chairman & CEO, MGM Mirage

Thursday, February 9

Where Things Stand Now

(8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
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Nelson Rose, Law Professor and Author, Internet Gaming Law. Professor

     Rose discusses where things stand now on the contentious issue of

     gaming and race betting on the Internet.

Can Racing Adapt to the New Realities of the Marketplace?
The View From Without

(9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)
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Tom Aronson, President, Racing Resources Corporation
Eugene Christiansen, President, Christiansen Capital Advisors
Will Cummings, President, Cummings Associates
Dr. William Eadington, Professor of Gaming and Economics, University

     of Nevada Reno

Can Racing Adapt to the New Realities of the Marketplace?
The View From Within

(9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
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Lee Amaitis, President of Cantor Index and Cantor Gaming
Charles Champion, Chairman and CEO, Youbet.com
John Marshall, Executive Vice President, The Meadows
David Willmot, Chairman and CEO, Woodbine Entertainment
Moderator: Stan Bergstein, HTA

Who Runs the Game & How They Do It:
Letting the Customer Know What's Going On

(10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.)
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Jeff Ewalt, Director of Racing Officials, Racing Officials Accreditation

     Program
Ingrid Fermin, Executive Director and Former Steward, California Horse

     Racing Board
Bennett Liebman, Coordinator, Racing & Wagering Law Program,
     Albany Law School, Former member of New York Racing & Wagering

     Board
Maury Wolff, Racing Economist and Serious Bettor
Moderator: Chris Scherf, TRA

Detention Barns: Pros and Cons

(11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
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Bill Nader, Senior Vice President, New York Racing Association
Peter J. Lang, Field Supervisor, Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau

     and Standardbred Investigative Services
Jamie Martin, Director of Racing, Woodbine Entertainment
Moderator: Chris McErlean, VP Racing, Meadowlands and Monmonth

     Park

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