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Race Official


Officiate at competitive horse racing events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations.

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.

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Licenses Issued and Active:

From January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, there were 78 licenses issued for this occupation.
From January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, there were 85 licenses issued for this occupation.

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:

27-2023.00 - Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
To learn more about this occupation go to the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

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