ARCADIA (CNS) – Santa Anita Park will host a national summit on women in horse racing later this year, track officials announced today.
The inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit will be held Sept. 28-30. Susan Packard, the entrepreneur who helped to launch popular TV channels such as CNBC, HGTV, DYI Network and Food Network, will be the keynote speaker.
The event started out as an idea to connect women in California, but organizers decided to expand when it quickly garnered national attention, according to HRWS Committee Chair Stephanie Hronis, who originated the concept. “On behalf of our Horse Racing Women’s Summit planning team, we are excited to offer this summit and honored to have Susan Packard as our keynote speaker for this inaugural event,” Hronis said.
“As an internationally recognized business power player and author, Packard embodies all that is being offered to our HRWS participants. We look forward to having her inspire attendees to be trail blazers, build networks, meet new friends, foster deep discussions, and ultimately engage, innovate and invest,” she added.
“If you are currently or interested in becoming a racehorse owner, bloodstock agent, executive, young professional or a veteran of the sport, this event is for you.”
Packard served on the board of directors of Churchill Downs Incorporated from 2004-10, working to attract a more female audience. Additional information about the summit will be released in the coming months.
For more, see www.womeninracingsummit.com.