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Horse Racing Women’s Summit Tickets On Sale Now

Attend the inaugural summit September 28-30, 2022 at Santa Anita Park

August 6, 2022

Arcadia, CA: Conference tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit (HRWS), which kicks off September 28-30 at Santa Anita Park. Attendees will enjoy three days of enriching content featuring dynamic speakers and networking opportunities for women currently engaged in the Thoroughbred horse racing industry and those that wish to be. Tickets can be purchased at Sales will be limited in order to maximize the high-quality experience for all participants.

“Our planning committee is small but mighty and has been working intently to provide an impactful experience,” said Stephanie Hronis, HRWS chair. “We are awestruck by the outpouring of support and enthusiasm from generous sponsors, compelling speakers, and individuals ready to volunteer. The HRWS is designed for women (and men) from all facets of the industry and we look forward to engaging in a meaningful way in September and at follow up events in the future.”

Attendees arriving on September 28 will enjoy an opportunity to meet and greet at a reception in the Santa Anita paddock featuring In-N-Out Burger, for a true California welcome.

Thursday kicks off with a powerful keynote address from Susan Packard, accomplished author and speaker, former board member of Churchill Downs, Inc., and media entrepreneur. The day will continue with three impactful panels addressing current events and offering meaningful takeaways for attendees. Each panel will end with a Q&A session allowing for audience engagement.

Friday morning, which also is the opening day of Santa Anita’s 2022 Autumn meeting, attendees are invited to a handicapping seminar with TVG’s Christina Blacker and will also have the opportunity to attend the charitable Safety Net Foundation’s Fashionable Fillies luncheon event in the Chandelier Room (discounted luncheon tickets available for HRWS attendees). Additionally, HRWS attendees will have access to a reserved section of box seats for the opening weekend of racing at Santa Anita, featuring two Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In races.

“I am immensely grateful to be included in the Inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit taking place this September,” said Dora Delgado, Executive Vice President, Chief Racing Officer, Breeders’ Cup Limited and HRWS panelist. “Being able to connect and share experiences among women of all facets of horse racing will not only empower those attending but will serve as a model going forward for fostering engagement, building networks and inspiring others to reach their goals.”

View the full schedule and purchase tickets at

Contact information:
Stephanie Hronis –
Jodie Vella-Gregory –

Horse Racing Women’s Summit Panelists:

  • Dr. Dionne Benson – Chief Veterinary Officer, 1/ST Racing
  • Dora Delgado – EVP & Chief Racing Officer, Breeders’ Cup
  • Bo Derek – Board Member, DMTC & Animal Activist
  • Amy Howe – CEO, FanDuel
  • Shannon Kelly – Executive Director, Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation
  • Christa Marrillia – Vice President & CMO, Keeneland
  • Marie Moretti – Board Member, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
  • Shona Rotondo – Head of Marketing at MyRacehorse US
  • Jen Roytz – Co-owner of Brownstead Farm & co-founder of Topline Communications
  • Rikki Tanenbaum – Chief Operating / Marketing Officer | Board Director
  • Jodie Vella-Gregory – Director, Office of Innovation at 1/ST Racing

About Horse Racing Women’s Summit
Founded as an initiative of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) Owner Relations Committee, the Horse Racing Women’s Summit has blossomed into an event gathering national attention. The multi-day event aims to bring together people from all facets of the horse racing industry with the mission of connecting and empowering women in horse racing. This event is designed for people from all facets of the industry including racing, bloodstock, breeding, ownership, aftercare, marketing and more. We look forward to inspiring Summit members to be trailblazers, build networks, meet new friends, foster deep discussions, and ultimately Engage, Innovate and Invest. Follow the Horse Racing Women’s Summit on Twitter and Instagram @racingwmnsummit.