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Racing Official - Assistant Clerk of Scales

New York Racing Association Ozone Park, NY

  • Posted: February 21, 2021
  • Full-Time

Job Overview

NYRA seeks to hire a Racing Official to work at all three racetracks.  Reporting to the Racing Secretary, the qualified candidate will assist the Clerk of Scales in supervising the activity in the Jockey's room.

  • Receive instructions from the Racing Secretary detailing the number and types of races to occur in the upcoming weeks.
  • Create and print out a schedule of races and their descriptions (condition book) to be held two weeks out.
  • Make calls to trainers to take entries to fill races.  Document horses entering.
  • Print out results of each race day ("overnight") and distribute to appropriate departments.
  • Weigh each jockey with saddle before and after each race.
  • Ensure that handicapped weights as specified on racing program are carried during each race.
  • Assist Racing Secretary with ad-hoc projects.
  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent.
  • Prior experience working in a Racing Office required.
  • Knowledge of racing rules, protocol, and logistics.
  • Familiarity with racetrack; i.e., conditions and measurements.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Strong verbal communication.
  • Ability to work a racing schedule, which includes holidays and weekends.
  • Ability to relocate to Saratoga Springs for 7 - 8 weeks in the summer (relocation stipend provided).

New York Racing Association


Ozone Park, NY
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