Racing Official - Fair Grounds

Position Summary
The Racing Official position is responsible for performing
multiple functions in the Racing Operation. The candidate
must have experience in multiple positions pertaining to the
Racing department operation including, but not limited to,
Entry Clerk, Stakes Coordinator, Claims Clerk, Placing
Judge, and Participation in the Entry Draw Process.
Essential Functions
Entry Clerk:
 Enter horses into races offered by the Racing
Secretary for each live racing card by computer, in-
person, via phone/text, etc.
 Verify accuracy of Entry information
 Determine eligibility and starting requirements
 Solicit entries from Trainers and Authorized Agents
when required
Entry-Draw Process:
 Enter entry information into database using RTO-
Incompass system
 Participate in the Entry Draw process
 Enter and compile entry information into Incompass
system
 Generate, produce, and verify accuracy of daily
information
 Distribute information necessary individuals, outlets,
and departments
Placing Judge:
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, Mutual Manager’s
office, Bookkeeper, Equibase
 Post unofficial/official results accurately to Tote board
 Communicate results, inquiries, objections with
Mutuel Department, Stewards, and  Track Announcer
 Disseminate entire live racing card results to
Bookkeeper and Media Outlets
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
Miscellaneous
 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
 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 Louisiana Racing
Commission license

Accepting Application Dates: 
June 27, 2022 to August 27, 2022
Contact Info: 

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First Name: 
Scott
Last Name: 
Jones
Address Form: 
Fair Grounds
New Orleans, LA 70119
United States
Contact Email: 
Job Title: 
Racing Official - Fair Grounds

Supported by: 

 

              Breeders' Cup

        National HBPA  TOBA        

   Keeneland  Lone Star Park   Remington Park Chruchill Downs, Inc

Maryland Jockey Club   TRA   Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau    

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