Jockey Agents contact riders to ascertain dates they are available for hire. They confer with the owners of horses scheduled to race and inform them of rider availability. They negotiate with owners for riding fees and notify the riders of contracted engagements. They may also notify riders when to report to owners for briefings on a horse's temperament, behavior, and other pertinent riding instructions.
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.
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.
In 2013, there were 69 issued for this occupation.
New York State Gaming Commission
PO Box 7500
Schenectady, New York 12301-7500
Phone: (518) 388-3300
13-1011.00 - Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
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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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