Saratoga Racing and Gaming Conference Convenes Racing Experts
to Examine the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act
and the Future of Horse Racing
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Horse racing industry leaders will examine the implementation, regulatory climate and performance impact of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) when the Racing and Gaming Conference at Saratoga (RGCS) convenes August 15-17 at the Saratoga Hilton.

Joseph Appelbaum, President of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and distinguished Board Member of the New York Racing Association (NYRA), will deliver opening remarks regarding the state of the industry on August 17. That will be followed by the HISA panel, which will be moderated by Alan Foreman, Chairman and CEO of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Inc. Presenters included are:

  • John C. Kimmel, New York V.M.D., Horse Trainer

  • Lisa Lazarus, CEO, Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority

  • Ed Martin, President and CEO, Association of Racing Commissioners International

  • Rob Williams, Executive Director, New York State Gaming Commission 

RGCS will also offer a broad agenda addressing critical horse racing and gaming-industry topics, including:

  • Responsible Gaming: Are Programs and Funding Keeping Pace with Industry Growth?
  • State Lotteries – Finding Avenues for Growth
  • Sports Betting: What’s Next?
  • Downstate Casino Expansion
  • Online Casinos
  • The Rise (or Scourge) of Unregulated Gaming Machines
  • M&A Investment Trends in Sports Betting and Online Gaming
  • Gaming Regulation in the Digital Age: Are “Analog” Regulations and Regulators Sufficient to Police the Digital Gaming Market?
  • Horse Racing, NFTs, and the Metaverse
  • Aftercare for Race Horses: Who Pays?
  • Fixed Odds and the Future of Horse Betting

To register, view the RGCS agenda, and reserve a room at the host hotel, visit

The RGCS also will host two networking events – a Welcome Cocktail Party at the 408 on Monday night and an evening of charity gaming at historic Canfield Casino on Tuesday evening – as well as an afternoon of racing at the historic Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday.

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Josh Faber at

The conference is jointly produced by Tinhorn Productions and Spectrum Gaming Group.
About Tinhorn Productions: Tinhorn Productions, LLC is a sole proprietorship created by Patrick Brown for the purpose of carrying on the annual Racing and Gaming Conference during the Saratoga meet. Pat Brown is no stranger to anyone who has attended the Conference in the past or is involved in racing and gaming in New York. For over 30 years, Pat has been a gaming advocate, lawyer, teacher and most importantly, a fan. 
About Spectrum Gaming Group: Spectrum is an independent research and consulting firm that has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 43 US states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents. Visit Spectrum at