Contact: Michael R. Stone at 502-223-1823
Healthy Workers for Healthy Horses

6/9/2010 -

Winners Federation Schedules Annual Professional Conference at Radisson Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis, July 25-26, 2010

Seeking to improve the health and lives of horse racetrack employees, backstretch workers and horse farm personnel, the Winners Federation will hold its annual Professional Conference at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis, Minn., July 25-26, 2010. Under the theme Healthy Workers for Healthy Horses, the Winners Federation Professional Conference offers professional development and continuing education for those who care for the human side of the horse racing industry -- counselors, chaplains, security personnel, affiliated professionals, interested organizations and racetrack management.

The Winners Federation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization directed by a diverse Board of Directors committed to furthering the goal of Healthy Workers for Healthy Horses. Not only is a healthy, non-impaired worker a better employee capable of making safe decisions about the care of the horse but also a healthy and stable employee lowers costs for health care, accidents, workers compensation, and turnover.

The 2010 Winners Federation Professional Conference will consist of presentations by credentialed and qualified professionals on alcohol and substance abuse services, problem gambling, creating and sustaining racetrack wellness and counseling programs, financial stability for clients, the basics of effective prevention programs, and the linkage between the racetrack chaplain and counseling professionals.

The 2010 Winners Federation Professional Conference will follow immediately the 2010 National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association summer convention, also to be held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, July 21-25, 2010. The annual Claiming Crown will be held at Canterbury Park near Minneapolis on Saturday, July 24, 2010. For more information on these events, please go to

For more information on the Winners Federation and the 2010 Winners Federation Professional Conference, please go to Or please contact Winners Federation Executive Director Mike Stone, 502-223-1823, The registration fee for the conference, which provides eight hours of continuing education units (CEUs) is $150 if paid by July 12, $175 is paid after that date or on site. All educational materials, breaks, a reception on Sunday, July 25, and a luncheon on Monday, July 26 are included in the registration fee.

Accommodations at the Radisson Plaza Hotel are $130 single, $145 double, plus tax. The rate includes a restaurant breakfast. The deadline to reserve a room at the group rate is July 5, 2010. Reservations may be made by calling 800-333-3333.

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