Officials forum held at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton RacewayOctober 23, 2019,
Grove City, OH — Nineteen fair and pari-mutuel officials gathered at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway for a continuing education program on Oct. 19. Starter Mike Woebkenberg organized the event which has become a great forum for officials from all over Ohio.
Topics such as safety at the county fairs, microchips, race day program changes, race day issues, driving rules, drug testing, rulings and dealing with the media in a crisis were discussed. Officials spoke about issues they had faced this past summer and how they handled those matters. The need for more qualified associate judges and other racing officials was discussed.
Videos of infractions were viewed and discussed extensively. The interaction between the pari-mutuel and fair officials was beneficial to both groups.