Hammerle returns to Arizona

Tucson, AZ — Rick Hammerle, Race Track Industry Program alumnus, is returning Oct. 7 to the University of Arizona for the remainder of the fall semester to assist in the organization and conduct of the Global Symposium on Racing and also to bring his wealth of knowledge to the students as a guest professor in a number of the racing courses.

Hammerle, coming off a recent stint at Kentucky Downs, directed the racing program at Santa Anita Park for 16 years, has been the racing secretary for a record seven Breeders’ Cup events and is heard weekly on the SIRIUS/XM radio show ‘At The Races with Steve Byk.’

“I couldn’t be more pleased that the timing worked out so perfectly,” says Wendy Davis, Director of the Race Track Industry Program. “We are short-handed at this extremely critical time of the year and Rick was willing to jump in to help prior to taking on his new position as Racing Coordinator at Oaklawn Park. His experience in racing administration and contacts all over the country make him an invaluable asset to the Program and its students.”

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of returning to the UA,” says Hammerle. “This will be a terrific opportunity to give back some of what I’ve learned in the industry to the next generation of racing leaders.”

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