Chalk Talk: MJC’s Sinatra Speaks To Maryland Students About Horse Industry

Maryland Jockey Club President and General Manager Sal Sinatra spoke to approximately 80 students Wednesday afternoon at the University of Maryland about the sport and the business of Thoroughbred Racing.

Sinatra spoke to students taking the class Gambling in the New Millennium about the economic impact of Thoroughbred racing in Maryland, the improvements at Laurel Park, sports betting, and initiatives of The Stronach Group to grow racing through relevant events and entertainment. Sinatra also spent the last part of class answering students’ questions.

“It’s good to see students interested in our sport and inquisitive about the economics behind it,” Sinatra said. “It’s great to talk to a new generation about the improvements we’re making and about new technology coming along.”

Professor Stephen McDaniel, who previously had The Stronach Group’s Tim Ritvo speak to his students, said he considers guests like Ritvo and Sinatra “co-instructors.”

“People like Sal and Tim represent expertise that can talk to my students about the cutting edge of what’s going on,” McDaniel said. “Given the history, importance to the economy, the fact racing is one of the oldest forms of sport and gambling…horse racing is very important. It’s important for a group of mostly millennial Maryland students hear about it.

“It helps, too, if you step back from the gambling, for an industry to have a face. The students get to see a face, and it’s not Mr. Burns from The Simpsons. It’s people who work in gambling who are good people who have jobs and care about their workers and the animals and the environment.”

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