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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:

  • In 2013, there were 821 issued for the occupation of Driver.
  • In 2013, there were 3 issued for the occupation of Matinee Driver.
  • In 2013, there were 149 issued for the occupation of Provisional Driver.
  • In 2013, there were 74 issued for the occupation of Qualifying Driver.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Gaming Commission
PO Box 7500
Schenectady, New York 12301-7500
Phone: (518) 388-3300

Standard Occupational Classification:

39-2011.00 - Animal Trainers
To learn more about this occupation go to the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 7/8/14.

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