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1999 World Trotting Conference
Speaker Profiles

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Sam Johnson
Impact of Gaming Machines On The Race Track
The North American Perspective
Organisation: Standardbred Canada
Current Position: President
Presentation: Friday, 26th November, 1999
Major Career/Academic Achievements:
Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta
Masters Degree in Administration, University of Alberta
Experience in Racing or Organisation Represented:
Sam Johnsonís involvement in the racing industry spans some thirty years, including being an owner, trainer, driver, breeder and track administrator.

He recently retired from Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberton, where he was the Assistant General Manager, responsible for Racing and Gaming, Planning and Development, and Operations of the total complex. Under Samís administration, Northlands became the first racetrack in Canada to develop and operate a gaming facility in conjunction with its racing operations.

Sam has served on the Board of the Canadian Trotting Assocition for the past 10 years, and was the co-chair of the Amalgamation Committee, which developed the plan for the unification of the Canadian Trotting Association and the Canadian Standardbred Horse Society.


Last updated November 1999

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