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It’s A Small World After All

As the harness racing product expands its reach, a number of experts will discuss international simulcasting during the second day of the 2017 World Trotting Conference Symposium.

On August 17, Vic Harrison of United Tote, Alex Dadoyan of Standardbred Owners Association of New York, Arthur Cooper of Irish Harness Racing Association, and Andrew Kelly of Harness Racing Australia will offer insight during the It’s A Small World session, with Scott Finley of PMU France serving as moderator.

The coming years will define how races are distributed and wagered on around the world. Issues like data transfer, common betting rules, currency exchange, commingled pools, tote protocols, and methods of signal distribution, are among the many questions that the industry must address as the wagering world gets smaller and smaller.

While talking about having another successful harness racing season in Australia, Kelly told Trot Insider about the positive swing of the wagering game in his country in 2016: "A great outcome as well, from a two percent increase overall in terms of our wagering -- which is continuing to stand in a reasonably good state."

During the symposium, Kelly will share his ideas and some of his perspective that contribute to the growth of wagering in his country.

This year’s World Trotting Conference will take place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. All day on August 16th, and during the morning of August 17th, the symposium portion of the event will feature content and top speakers from Canada, and around the world, to talk about the sport with the Symposium branded Investing in the Future.

In Addition to Wagering and Racing, the World Trotting Conference Symposium sessions will also focus on Marketing, Breeding, and Equine Welfare and Integrity.

Among those confirmed to attend and speak: Hall of Famer John Campbell, PEI native Anthony MacDonald, advertising and marketing expert Angel Suarez and a number of top harness racing executives from around the globe.

This is your chance to visit PEI, engage in valuable and entertaining sessions about the industry, and meet delegates and participants from around the world. After the Symposium, you are encouraged to stay in beautiful PEI for the final leg of the World Driving Championship on Friday, August 18, and the Gold Cup & Saucer on Saturday, August 19.

The ticket price of $175 CAD (inclusive of taxes) includes access to all Symposium sessions, as well as lunch and coffee breaks on both days at the Delta Prince Edward Island. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, click here.

Tickets will be available for purchase up until Tuesday, August 8 at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

For more information on The Symposium at the 2017 World Trotting Conference, visit

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