Friday, 03 February 2017 15:40

Equestricon Releases New Video Ahead of Ticket Sales Launch

NEW YORK, NY. — As anticipation grows for the inaugural Equestricon, event organizers today released a promotional video on www.equestricon.com previewing the historic event. Industry leaders, personalities and a wide-range of racing organizations are expected to participate in Equestricon™ — the first-ever international horse racing convention, fan festival and trade show from August 13-15 at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The promotional video features several familiar faces, including Hall of Fame riders John Velazquez and Ramon Dominguez (an Equestricon™ Board Member). Also appearing on the video, produced by Firestone Productions, are media personalities like Gulfstream Park TV analyst Acacia Courtney, and Churchill Downs paddock host Joe Kristufek. “In the minute or so that the video runs, we hope to give fans and stakeholders — at all levels of the sport— a taste of what they’re going to get when they walk through the convention doors this August,” said Equestricon Co-founder Kathryn Sharp. With just over six months to go until Equestricon™ 2017, the video release sets the stage for the official launch of ticket sales in February. In recent weeks, organizers have built out a convention schedule appealing to fans, horse bettors, prospective owners and industry stakeholders. A brief listing of panels includes discussions on racing photography, aftercare, handicapping, ownership, breeding and more. Aftercare, social media, marketing and technology are all central focuses of the convention. There are several young professional and networking events that are scheduled to take place at lounges and bars within the Saratoga Springs City Center convention space. Equestricon™ has also announced that legendary jockeys and racing personalities will be available during panels and autograph signings, along with nearly a dozen racing authors who will be on-site signing books. “With every passing day, the convention seems to be growing in scale and reach,” Sharp said. “We’re thrilled to see the industry jumping in with both feet and we’re working overtime to make sure Equestricon lives up to every expectation.” “I’ll Be At Equestricon” video, which is available in .mov, .fly, and .mp4 formats here: https://spaces.hightail.com/ receive/0DmkX/ZGFuQGV xdWVzdHJpY29uLm9yZw== and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_ZKAO3IN_c Equestricon™ is the first-ever international horse racing convention, trade show and fan festival. Founded by Dan Tordjman, Kathryn Sharp and Justin Nicholson, Equestricon is designed to bring the horse racing industry together in an atmosphere of entertainment, engagement and education. The inaugural Equestricon will be held at the Saratoga Springs City Center from August 13-15, 2017. The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is the official charity partner of Equestricon.
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