The 2024 Track Superintendent Field Day will be held Sept 8-10 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of Sept. 8 and the conference on Sept. 9-10.

The 2025 event will be held at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., with dates to-be-announced during this year’s event.

The 2024 agenda will be developed by the advisory committee of seven racetrack superintendents with knowledge and experience with all types of surfaces: Leif Dickinson, Sean Gault, Glen Kozak, Jake Leitzel, Dennis Moore, Jim Pendergest, and Jamie Richardson.  Speakers, presentations, and hands-on demonstrations will take place at Churchill Downs. The topics will include sharing of best practices as well as discussions of the work done by racetrack superintendents and maintenance crews. 

A focus of the 2024 event will be workforce challenges in racing. Remi Bellocq of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College will lead a panel to discuss workforce needs and support from the community college system. 

Registration fees will be free for track superintendents thanks to key sponsors which include Equine Equipment, Equine Discounts, and Horsemen’s Track and Equipment. 

For more information regarding registration and hotel information, please e-mail

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