The New York Racing Association, Inc.

  • Outrider

    Job Locations US-NY
    ID
    2017-1581
    Track
    Aqueduct, Belmont, and Saratoga (all)
    Position Type
    Full-Time Regular
  • Job Overview

    Reporting to the Head Outrider, the Outrider opens and closes the racetrack to horse training at designated hours and catches horses that get free during workouts.  The Outrider contacts appropriate personnel when injuries occur and enforces training and equipment regulations on the track.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Patrols the racetrack during training and racing hours to look for debris and foreign objects.
    • Opens and closes the racetrack to horse training at designated hours. Must be on the track prior to any horses.
    • Chase after any horses that get free during workouts.
    • Contacts appropriate personnel when injuries occur.
    • Enforces training and equipment regulations on the track including:
      • Enforcing speed limit of the track.
      • Enforcing the direction horses should be going on the track.
      • Making sure exercise riders are wearing the correct safety gear including protective vests, helmets, and boots.
    • Leads horses in the post parade on to the racetrack.
    • Ensures that mounts are properly maintained.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements: 

     

    Experience:  Experience as an exercise rider and handling horses.

     

    Knowledge Required:

     

    • Basic communication skills
    • Racing knowledge
    • Excellent horse riding skills
    • Training and track schedules
    • Emergency procedures
    • Proper positions on the track

     

     

     

     

     

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