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Horse Driver

(Driver, Matinee, Provisional, Qualifying)

Description:

Any person in the horse racing industry, who is able to drive a standard bred (harness) horse which pulls a sulky at either a trot or pace.

Certification Requirements:

An occupational license is required. Applicants must have good character and respect for the integrity of all participants. Every application is reviewed, updated and carefully processed by the Licensing unit before a license is issued.

Recertification Requirements:

Fingerprinting is required of each applicant. Where it is found that his/her participation in racing would be inconsistent with the public interest or the best interest of racing generally, a thorough investigation is conducted before unfavorable action is taken in the form of a denial, suspension or revocation of his/her license.

Age Requirements:

None

Education and/or Experience Requirements:

None

Fees:

None

Licenses Issued and Active:

  • From January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, there were 820 issued for the occupation of Driver.
  • From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, there were 868 issued for the occupation of Driver.
  • From January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, there were 4 issued for the occupation of Matinee Driver.
  • From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, there were 4 issued for the occupation of Matinee Driver.
  • From January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, there were 156 issued for the occupation of Provisional Driver.
  • From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, there were 165 issued for the occupation of Provisional Driver.
  • From January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, there were 84 issued for the occupation of Qualifying Driver.
  • From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, there were 86 issued for the occupation of Qualifying Driver.

Licensing Authority:

State of New York Racing and Wagering Board
1 Broadway Center, Suite 600
Schenectady, NY 12305-2553
Phone: (518) 395-5400
Fax: (518) 347-1250

Standard Occupational Classification:

39-2011.00 - Animal Trainers
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