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.
Education and/or Experience Requirements:
Licenses Issued and Active:
From January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, there were 77 issued for this occupation.
From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, there were 78 issued for this occupation.
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:
13-1011.00 - Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
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