MONDAY at EQUESTRICON!
The Equestricon™ 2017 general session commences on Monday morning with a keynote address. Opening ceremonies will be followed by autograph signings from the legendary team behind Triple Crown winner Secretariat. The panel schedule also kicks into full gear, along with an array of fun activities and vendor booths to explore on the main convention floor.
*Schedule and appearances are subject to change
With handicapping tournaments taking off in popularity, learn more about how to win big from the top tournament players in the country.
Hear the stories behind some of racing’s best photos from the talented photographers that captured them. NYRA's Travis Stone moderates.
In a rare public appearance, handicapper and DRF contributor Michael Kipness — known as "The Wizard" — will reveal his approaches to playing the races.
Profiling some of the individuals and horses that demonstrate the importance and the value of re-training OTTB’s for new careers.
Get an inside look into the world of horse ownerships with Centennial Farms - one of the preeminent racing syndicates in the industry. A brief presentation by Centennial President Don Little will be followed by a Q &A and Meet and Greet.
Author Kim Campbell sells and signs copies of her exciting Triple Crown Trilogy in the Authors Hub
Young and emerging professionals from across the racing spectrum talk about getting their foot in the door and offer ideas to those looking to start a career in the sport. America's Best Racing's Dan Tordjman moderates.
Examining how coverage of racing has evolved and the role of the journalist/analyst in thoroughbred racing today. HRRN's Mike Penna moderates.
Author Bill Nack, along with Secretariat's jockey Ron Turcotte and exercise rider Charlie Davis, presents and signs copies of his book, Secretariat: The Making of a Champion.
What’s it like to hit a massive pick 6, or win a national handicapping tournament? You’ll find out from these handicappers who have had some of racing’s biggest scores. Daily Racing Form's Matt Bernier moderates.
Hall of Fame jockey Ramon Dominguez and legendary race caller Tom Durkin sign autographs inside the Equestricon™ Legends of Racing hub.
Enjoy a day at the races with other Equestricon attendees in the Top of the Stretch area at Saratoga Racecourse! You will be joined by handicappers and analysts who will offer tips and advice for playing the races. Attendees will also receive limited-edition giveaways with their ticket purchase. Food and drink not included, but will be available for purchase at vendor stands around the track.
Fiction Author Sasscer Hill raffles off and signs copies of her book 'Flamingo Road' at the Authors' Desk within the Legends of Racing Hub. Available to all ticket and passholders.
Marketing professionals from racetracks across the country talk about how to grow the sport and offer solutions to some of their biggest challenges. ThoroBros' Nolan Tully moderates.
Meet four-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey and Hall of Famer Pat Day. The legendary rider of horses like Easy Goer and Lady's Secret will be signing autographs inside the Equestricon™ Legends of Racing Hub.
Increasingly, young people are getting their introductions to racing through photographing the animals on the track. How can racing welcome these fans for the long-term? Are there ways to “break in” professionally? Horse Racing Nation's Brian Zipse moderates.
Author Brien Bouyea steps into the Equestricon™ Showcase Area to present and sign copies of his new book, Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing: The Remarkable Life of John Morrissey.
Heads of organizations that specialize in re-training and/or re-homing OTTB’s discuss ways we can take care of horses after their careers are over. Gulfstream Park's Acacia Courtney moderates.
Hit the Sagamore Social Lounge for a networking session with young racing professionals from all areas of the industry and learn more about how to get involved in racing.
Phil Dandrea, author of SHAM: Great Was Second Best sells and signs copies of his book.
Meet the people behind this innovative co-ownership group in Equestricon's Showcase Hub.
Discussion on how social media is changing the way racing connects with its fans and affects the interaction between those “inside” and “outside” the game.
Chosen based on the input of fans, this panel will bring together a range of personalities to debate the merits of the greatest horses and humans in racing history. Who is the best turf horse of all time? The greatest miler? How about the best big race rider? The greatest filly or mare of all time? Panelists will make their case and audience members can weigh in too. TVG's Matt Carothers moderates the panel, which is open to all attendees of the convention.
Trade stories and shout-outs with your fellow racing ‘grammers inside the Sagamore Social Lounge.
Connections talk about the thrill of winning some of the biggest races the sport has to offer, and recount the journeys leading up to their big wins. NTRA's Jim Mulvihill moderates.
Join Eclipse Award-winning filmmakers Brad and John Hennegan for a tenth anniversary screening of The First Saturday in May.