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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 11. Gaming
Agency 10. Virginia Racing Commission
Chapter 60. Participants
5/29/2020

11VAC10-60-130. Jockey Agent.

A person shall submit an application to participate in horse racing as a jockey agent. The jockey agent acts as an agent for the jockey he represents in securing riding engagements. The stewards, in their discretion, may ask a person to take a written or oral examination to determine his fitness to participate in horse racing as a jockey agent. In addition to all of the requirements imposed upon all holders of permits, the following shall apply to jockey agents:

1. A jockey agent shall designate in writing those jockeys for whom he is making engagements;

2. A jockey agent shall have in his possession at all times an engagement book, approved by the stewards, and all engagements made for a jockey by the agent shall be recorded in the book. The book shall be presented to the stewards upon request;

3. A jockey agent shall not make or assist in making any engagement for a jockey other than those he has designated in writing;

4. A jockey agent may make engagements for only two jockeys, one of which must be an apprentice jockey;

5. A jockey agent may make engagements for two journeyman jockeys only with the permission of the stewards;

6. If a jockey agent relinquishes the making of engagements for any jockey, the jockey agent shall immediately notify the stewards and clerk of scales and turn over to the stewards a list of any unfilled engagements he may have made for that jockey;

7. A jockey agent may give only one "first call" and one "second call" per race for each jockey he represents, and conflicting claims for the services of a jockey shall be decided by the stewards;

8. A jockey agent shall be able to explain, to the satisfaction of the stewards, rival claims for the services of a jockey or that the rival claims are the result of bona fide error;

9. No jockey shall have more than one agent;

10. An owner, trainer or authorized agent may make engagements for an apprentice jockey or jockey;

11. A jockey not represented by an agent may make his own engagements;

12. A holder of a jockey agent permit may not be licensed as an owner, trainer, or authorized agent; and

13. Under no circumstances shall a jockey agent be permitted within the saddling enclosure during racing hours nor shall he be allowed on the track proper or in the winner's circle at the conclusion of any race run. An agent may not have access to the jockey quarters at any time or communicate with any jockey during racing hours without permission of the stewards.

Statutory Authority

§ 59.1-369 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR662-03-02 § 13, eff. August 14, 1991; amended, Volume 16, Issue 21, eff. August 4, 2000; Volume 28, Issue 15, eff. April 16, 2012.

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