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This special forum offered RTIP students the opportunity to present their academic projects to Symposium attendees in an informal setting. Listen to these tracks to hear our students discuss their projects. (recorded December 7, 2010)

"RT @NARaceTracks - Social Media in Horse Racing," Candice C. Curtis
Social media has exploded as a way for businesses to interact directly with their customers. How have race tracks adapted to this powerful technology? This project presents the results of the social media survey conducted earlier this year and provides a current snap shot of the industry's efforts. It also describes some social media best practices to get the most out of your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"Trifold Look at the Racing Industry," Ernesto Avalos
This project looks at the number of foals, races, and purses in a number of selected jurisdictions in a time series in an effort to show corrections between each. The project also pinpoints areas of change such as racino legislation to help better understand why certain changes may have occurred over the years.

"Tracking Thoroughbreds in North America - What Happens to Racehorses After the Track?" Shannon Reynolds
Recreational and competition equestrians are looking for a great horse at value prices. Can the racing industry supply the needs of aging baby boomers and upcoming Olympians? Is there a market for that yearling that just won't sell at auction? The answers may surprise you.

"The implications of Paying Significantly to Last Place," John T. Forbes
This study examines the idea of paying significant money all the way back to last place, as was seen at this summer's Eline Meet at Monmouth Park. It will look at intended and unintended consequences involving implications on field size, handle, preference, purse distribution among horsemen, and competitiveness. The goal of the study is to examine all facets and determine if it is a viable model for the industry.

"Handicapping Handle," Eric Sindler
Exploring how much of handle variance is accounted for by factors and tools that a handicapper typically uses when handicapping a race. Analyze what variance in wager type may also occur.

RTIP Student Reports 2010 Symposium University of Arizona

    • Business

This special forum offered RTIP students the opportunity to present their academic projects to Symposium attendees in an informal setting. Listen to these tracks to hear our students discuss their projects. (recorded December 7, 2010)

"RT @NARaceTracks - Social Media in Horse Racing," Candice C. Curtis
Social media has exploded as a way for businesses to interact directly with their customers. How have race tracks adapted to this powerful technology? This project presents the results of the social media survey conducted earlier this year and provides a current snap shot of the industry's efforts. It also describes some social media best practices to get the most out of your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"Trifold Look at the Racing Industry," Ernesto Avalos
This project looks at the number of foals, races, and purses in a number of selected jurisdictions in a time series in an effort to show corrections between each. The project also pinpoints areas of change such as racino legislation to help better understand why certain changes may have occurred over the years.

"Tracking Thoroughbreds in North America - What Happens to Racehorses After the Track?" Shannon Reynolds
Recreational and competition equestrians are looking for a great horse at value prices. Can the racing industry supply the needs of aging baby boomers and upcoming Olympians? Is there a market for that yearling that just won't sell at auction? The answers may surprise you.

"The implications of Paying Significantly to Last Place," John T. Forbes
This study examines the idea of paying significant money all the way back to last place, as was seen at this summer's Eline Meet at Monmouth Park. It will look at intended and unintended consequences involving implications on field size, handle, preference, purse distribution among horsemen, and competitiveness. The goal of the study is to examine all facets and determine if it is a viable model for the industry.

"Handicapping Handle," Eric Sindler
Exploring how much of handle variance is accounted for by factors and tools that a handicapper typically uses when handicapping a race. Analyze what variance in wager type may also occur.

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