ORI 2017 Training Conference

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ORI 2017 Training Conference

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Tampa Bay Downs 11225 Race Track Rd Tampa, Florida

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The Organization of Racing Investigators 2017 Training Conference is the must-attend event for professionals employed in the racing integrity sector. Whether you are an investigator, security officer, racing official or police officer the learning opportunities available the ORI conference cannot be found any where else.

The conference is being hosted at the historic Tampa Bay Downs with accommodations being provided for at the Oldsmar, FL Holiday Inn and Suites. A special conference rate of $149.00 including breakfast has been negotiated. Mention the ORI when reserving your room to take advantage of this rate. Visit: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/oldsmar/oldfl/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-EX-_-USA-_-OLDFL to make hotel arrangements.

The following is the agenda for this conference:

Sunday February 26, 2017

  • Registration and welcome reception at Tampa Bay Downs in the VIP room. This will be a Jimmy Buffet Margaretville Theme 1800-2100 – hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Monday February 27, 2017: First day of meetings & training

  • 0900 – Mrs. Stella Thayer will welcome everyone to Tampa Bay Downs Racetrack
  • 0915-1015 Mike Rodgers President, Racing Division for The Stronach Group - Integrity in Racing
  • 1015-1030 break
  • 1030-1100- Stacie Clark Rogers Operations consultant for the TAA, will be speaking about the Thoroughbred aftercare alliance and educate us the importance of this agency.
  • 1100-1115 – Break
  • 1115-1130 - TBA
  • 1130-noon- Steven Koch (Executive Director for the Safety and Integrity Alliance) will be speaking best practices for racing and racing security.
  • Noon -1pm LUNCH in the meeting room
  • 1300-1345- Jockeys’ Guild will be presenting information regarding the procedure for injuries and jockey concussion reporting system. Speaker TBA
  • 1400-1500 -Panel for discussion on Quarantine procedures in horse racing and best practices and SOP’s (Lance Morell, Leasa Johnston, Tom Sage)
  • 1500-1515- break
  • 1515-1545- ORI web site information 101 & how to use the site (speaker TBA)
  • 1600-1645 IRIIS- International Reporting Intelligence System Jeremy Locke, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • 1830-2100 Banquet and awards dinner at Sky Terrace dining room with guest speaker Tracey Pelling from the Queensland Police Service/State Racing Crime Squad- What’s going on in racing down under…
  • 2130- Hospitality room at the Holiday Inn

Tuesday February 28, 2017: Second day of training:

  • 0900- 1300- Practical training taking place for Jockeys room searches and wanding sweeps, Trailer and vehicle searches, and hands on Barn searches. Attendees will be divided into 3 groups and will spend an hour at each training session. They will be involved in the actual searches and be shown what to look for and information share regarding the best practices will be discussed.
  • 1315-1415- Lunch
  • 1415-1515- DR. Dionne Benson will be discussing Vet searches, What’s trending, Tips on what to look for when you are conducting vet truck searches & and how to look up medications. A practical search of a vet truck will also take place.
  • 1530-1545- break
  • 1545- 1630- Russell Wallace from Bet Fair UK integrity manager
  • Dinner is on your own
  • 2000-Hospitality Room at the Holiday Inn

Wednesday March 1, 2017

  • 0900 - 17:00 ORI Business Meeting