The New York Racing Association, Inc.

  • Racing Official

    Job Locations US-NY-Ozone Park
    Aqueduct Racetrack (only)
    Position Type
    Part-Time Temporary
  • 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).


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