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$10,000 Prize Announced for Racing's First Pitch Competition

Tucson, AZ​— The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program, in conjunction with its gaming partners Hai Ng and Vin Narayanan, today announced a $10,000 first place prize for the Innovators’ Circle, racing’s first pitch competition.

The competition is open to anyone with a great idea, product or business that has the potential to revolutionize the horse racing industry; the entrant may be an individual or a team.​The purpose of the contest is to encourage entrepreneurs to develop new ideas and/or technologies to advance the horse racing industry.

Finalists of the competition will have space in the exhibit area at this year’s Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming and make a ten­minute pitch of their entry to a distinguished panel of judges and the Symposium attendees.

The complete rules for the contest and the submission of entries are found on the contest website,​.

“We’ve seen this type of pitch competition produce results in other industries. By soliciting ideas from a diverse group, there are no limits to what talented people can accomplish,” said RTIP Director Doug Reed.

The 42nd ​Annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming will be held at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort from December 7­-9, 2015. Sponsorships are available for this event. For more information contact Doug Reed.

Conference news on twitter: #azsym15


The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program offers both a Bachelors and Master’s degree program with an emphasis on the pari­mutuel racing industry and hosts the annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming held every December in Tucson, Arizona.

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