Organization Of Racing Investigators Schedules March 27-30 Conference At Aqueduct

The Organization of Racing Investigators will be holding their 2022 conference at Aqueduct racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y., on March 27-30, ORI chair Jean Claude Jaramillo has announced.

The 2021 ORI conference was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), co-sponsor of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, has accepted an invitation to be keynote speaker at the conference. The legislation, passed into law in December 2020, created the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority that is scheduled to begin national oversight of medication rules and enforcement by July 1, 2022.

Other items and speakers on the preliminary agenda for the ORI conference:

  • William Behe, assistant U.S. attorney, for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, will speak about the investigation into corruption at Penn National.
  • Five topics reflecting the current “points of emphasis” from the Racing Officials Accreditation Program (ROAP) to ensure ORI members who have ROAP accreditation receive their required continuing education hours.

All agenda items are subject to change.

Members of the Organization of Racing Investigators, established in 1991, are responsible for investigations associated with racing and are employed by government, police, and regulatory entities as well as private security firms and racetracks.

ORI members have successfully investigated race fixing, horse doping, animal abuse, drug abuse, money laundering, cyber crime, fraud, conspiracy, and a host of other infractions of the laws and rules that govern horse racing and pari-mutuel activity.

ORI members assist with drug testing programs, conduct background investigations and cooperate with law enforcement agencies at all levels of government.

Qualified professionals interested in joining or renewing ORI membership and registering for the conference should click here.

Beginning Jan. 10, conference attendees may begin making reservations with the ORI-designated accommodation site, the Hilton New York JFK Airport hotel, for the nightly rate of $159 plus tax. The Hilton is an approximately ten-minute drive from Aqueduct Racetrack. Call the hotel directly at 718-659-0200 or 800-445-8667.

A reminder to those planning to attend the conference: To comply with New York City regulations, all individuals seeking to enter Aqueduct racetrack must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to gain admittance.

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