Oaklawn Park - Racing Officials

The Racing Official position is responsible for performing multiple functions in the Racing Office. The candidate must have experience in multiple positions pertaining to the Racing department operation including, but not limited to, Entry Clerk, Claims Clerk, Placing Judge, and familiar with the entry draw process.

Positions Available:

Start: November 22, 2021

End:   May 8, 2022

Entry Clerk:

  • Enter horses into races offered by the Racing Secretary for each live racing card.
  • Verify accuracy of Entry information
  • Determine eligibility and starting requirements
  • Solicit entries from Trainers and Authorized Agents when required

Placing Judge:

  • Set up Photo Finish and Teletimer equipment prior to the running of each live race
  • Enter information during live race and communicate to Tote Board and TV room
  • Determine order of finish for all horses in race
  • Examine photo finishes and process outcomes on the electronic tote board
  • Communicate with Stewards, Mutuel Manager’s office, Bookkeeper, Equibase
  • Post unofficial/official results accurately to Tote board
  • Communicate results with Mutuel Department and Stewards.

Claims Clerk

  • Verify accuracy of information on Claim Envelope and Claim Slip
  • Verify current funds of Horseperson claiming a race horse
  • Communicate with Stewards, Bookkeeper, Equibase, and Clerk of Scales
  • Properly manage and store sensitive information and documents related to Claims


  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Racing Secretary
  • Stay informed on all ongoing/upcoming promotions
  • Possess knowledge of thoroughbred and thoroughbred racing
  • Communicate with Horse Owners, Horse Trainers, Agents, Jockeys

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to move about the area easily
  • Must have excellent guest service
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels
  • Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time
  • Remains positive at all times, even during high guest volume times
  • Must be knowledgeable of the Racing Commission regulations

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Previous experience in the racing industry/field
  • Computer experience required; experience working in a racing office preferred
  • Maintains interpersonal working relationships among personnel and the public
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Required Certification/License  

  • Must be able to obtain an Arkansas Racing Commission license




Accepting Application Dates: 
August 9, 2021 to November 5, 2021
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Contact Information

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2705 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone: 501-363-4301
United States
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