Panel highlights opportunities for the horse racing industry
August 26, 2022
Arcadia, CA: Lisa Kerney, FanDuel TV and Events host, and Lindsay Schanzer, NBC Sports’ Senior Producer for horse racing, have been added to the dynamic group of speakers that will participate in the inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit September 28-30 at Santa Anita Park.
Kerney and Schanzer will join My Racehorse’s Head of Marketing Shona Rotondo and 1/ST Racing’s Director, Office of Innovation Jodie Vella-Gregory to discuss opportunities for the industry.
“Sports betting, fractional ownership, and mainstream media production of first-class experiences are multifaceted growth opportunities for the horse racing industry, “ said Jordyn Egan, a member of the HRWS planning committee. “These areas are revenue generators for stakeholders and also fields that support high quality careers for industry professionals. We are honored to have these leaders at the table to discuss their experiences and what is ahead.”
Award-winning producer Lindsay Schanzer was named Senior Producer of NBC Sports’ Kentucky Derby coverage in 2022, making history as the first woman ever to produce the Kentucky Derby telecast. Schanzer oversees all horse racing production for the network and has worked on NBC Sports’ horse racing team for 10 years, including as the lead producer of NBC Sports’ Preakness Stakes, Breeders’ Cup and Royal Ascot production since 2020, and produced last year’s Belmont Stakes. A five-time Sports Emmy winner, Schanzer joined NBC Sports in 2011 and also has worked on Sunday Night Football, Football Night in America, Notre Dame Football, Wimbledon, Roland Garros, and Premier League. In addition, she was part of production teams for seven Olympic Games and one Super Bowl.
“It’s a privilege to be able to attend and speak at the Horse Racing Women’s Summit,” said Schanzer. “It’s truly an impressive lineup of women and I’m proud to be part of this inaugural event.”
Lisa Kerney, host of FanDuel’s Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Sports show “More Ways To Win,” which airs weekly throughout the NFL season, also hosts FanDuel “Specials” Events, and off-season productions related to NBA, MLB, NHL and the NCAA. Prior to FanDuel, Kerney shined as a high-profile ESPN studio anchor from 2014 to 2018. She appeared on various shows across several ESPN platforms including SportsCenter five days a week, Fantasy Football Now, NFL Insiders, and NFL Live. She also hosted ESPN’s first-ever internal podcast called “Stay Curious with Lisa Kerney.”
“It is a privilege to have both Lisa and Lindsay join our panel on future opportunities for the industry,” said Shona Rotondo, a member of the HRWS planning committee and co-panelist, “both women demonstrate incredible leadership, integrity, and grit and we look forward to their contributions to this meaningful discussion about the evolution of our industry.”
The inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit will take place September 28-30 at Santa Anita Park. Purchase tickets, review the list of panelists, and learn more about the incredible event at www.WomeninRacingSummit.com.