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WAC 296-17A-6626

Classification 6626.

6626-00 Horse racing - Track (major track)
(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)
Applies to licensed exercise riders, licensed pony riders and any other licensed employee employed by a licensed trainer and working at a Washington race track during the race track's licensed race meet and periods of training. Duties anticipated in this classification include, but are not limited to:
• Leading/escorting a horse around the track during morning training;
• Escorting a horse from the saddling paddock to the starting gate during the post parade; escorting the horse from the track to the stable area after the running of the race;
• Saddling a race horse prior to a morning workout;
• Riding a race horse on the track during morning conditioning from a jog to a full-speed workout;
• Unsaddling the race horse and cleaning tack used following the morning workout.
This classification excludes all grooms, assistant trainers, and excludes exercise riders and pony riders working off the grounds of a Washington race track.
Premiums to cover licensed exercise riders, pony riders, and any other employee working for a licensed trainer on the grounds of a Washington race track will be assessed on the number of horses, per day, in a month a licensed trainer has horses on the grounds. The number of horses will include all horses of the trainer on the grounds. Premiums will be paid at the end of each month, or before the trainer leaves the track taking his/her horses.
Jockeys while racing are not included in this classification.
6626-01 Horse racing - Track (nonprofit track)
(to be assigned only by the horse racing underwriter)
Applies to licensed exercise riders, licensed pony riders and any other licensed employee employed by a licensed trainer and working at a Washington race track during the race track's licensed race meet and periods of training. Duties anticipated in this classification include, but are not limited to:
• Leading/escorting a horse around the track during morning training;
• Escorting a horse from the saddling paddock to the starting gate during the post parade; escorting the horse from the track to the stable area after the running of the race;
• Saddling a race horse prior to a morning workout;
• Riding a race horse on the track during morning conditioning from a jog to a full-speed workout;
• Unsaddling the race horse and cleaning tack used following the morning workout.
This classification excludes all grooms, assistant trainers, and excludes exercise riders and pony riders working off the grounds of a Washington race track.
Premiums to cover licensed exercise riders, pony riders, and any other employee working for a licensed trainer on the grounds of a Washington race track will be assessed on the number of horses, per day, in a month a licensed trainer has horses on the grounds. The number of horses will include all horses of the trainer on the grounds. Premiums will be paid at the end of each month, or before the trainer leaves the track taking his/her horses.
Jockeys while racing are not included in this classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.16.210. WSR 12-24-067, § 296-17A-6626, filed 12/4/12, effective 1/4/13.]
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