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Last call for simulcast award entries; conference registration opens

August 12, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

The award honoring the racing industry’s best simulcast production will be presented at the 23rd annual International Simulcast Conference held this year in Clearwater Beach, Fla. The deadline for receipt of all entries is Monday, August 17. The winner will be announced and presented the award at the conference on October 6 at the Sheraton Sand Key.

The award honors the best simulcast telecast by a host site and is open to all pari-mutuel breeds. The simulcast entry will be judged on technical merit, quality and timeliness of racing and wagering information dissemination, as well as overall appeal.

Entries for the award must be no more than 30 minutes in length and contain one complete race presentation, including pre-race features and graphics, the race itself and any post-race replays and/or wrap-ups. Entries must have been part of a normal simulcast program and not a collection of highlights or features and have aired after August 18, 2014.

Tracks may submit a “marquee” race but will not be given special consideration for the extra “bells and whistles” employed for that day. This award is meant to recognize the track which day-in, day-out consistently produces the premier simulcast feed.

To enter, six copies in DVD format should be sent to TRA, 420 Fair Hill Drive, Suite 1, Elkton, MD 21921, along with a letter of entry detailing the contact name for the entry and the date the program aired. All entries must be received by Monday, August 17, 2015.

The International Simulcast Conference, Oct. 5-7, is co-sponsored by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and Harness Tracks of America, in conjunction with the American Greyhound Track Operators Association.

Simulcast Conference registration material is now available on the TRA website On-time registration closes September 19. Contact Margie Pollard at 410-392-9200, ext. 221, for more details.