Santa Anita To Host Inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit – Horse Racing News


The inaugural Horse Racing Women’s Summit (HRWS) will be held at Santa Anita on Sept. 28-30.

The multi-day event aims to bring together people from all facets of the horse racing industry with the mission of connecting and empowering women in horse racing.

To that end, Susan Packard, an entrepreneur and co-founder of popular TV channels like CNBC, HGTV and Food Network, is the keynote speaker.

Originally a vision of Stephanie Hronis, committee chair for the HRWS, the event started as an idea to connect women in California but when it quickly gained national attention, a decision to expand was obvious. The HRWS planning committee now has bi-coastal representation and is being designed to embrace a national group of participants.

“On behalf of our Horse Racing Women’s Summit planning team, we are excited to offer this summit and honored to have Susan Packard as our keynote speaker for this inaugural event,” Hronis stated.

“As an internationally recognized business power player and author, Packard embodies all that is being offered to our HRWS participants. We look forward to having her inspire attendees to be trailblazers, build networks, meet new friends, foster deep discussions and ultimately engage, innovate and invest.

“If you are currently or interested in becoming a racehorse owner, bloodstock agent, executive, young professional, or a veteran of the sport, this event is for you.”

For further information visit and sign up for the event mailing list.