The Horse Valet assists with the horse tack, saddling of horses and cleaning of all equipment; may maintain the jockey’s wardrobe and ensures that the proper uniform is worn for each horse; provides labor support to higher level staff; and performs related tasks within area of assignment.
(These functions are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)
Delivers superior internal and external guest service the Pinnacle Way by ensuring every interaction includes our Six Core Service Standards (Look sharp, smile and greet the guest; Be friendly, polite and use courteous language; Provide especially timely and knowledgeable service and then some; Always find solutions to guests’ problems; Use the guest’s name when appropriate; Thank the guest and invite him or her back.); and work harmoniously with fellow team members.
Prepares and organizes each rider for various races; sets out all equipment, including helmets and helmet covers, whips, boots, etc; and makes the riders saddle available for each weigh out time.
Assists trainers in saddling of horses prior to each race.
Monitors horse racing equipment such as saddles, girths, blinkers and etc.
Removes tack from horses after each race and takes to jockeys room; may tighten and/or loosen over and under girths and unsaddle the horses.
Maintains tack for each jockey; cleans saddles, boots and etc.
Provides racing forms for each jockey; marks programs with scratches and highlighted mounts; ensures saddle and saddle pad are taken to the paddock and helps the trainer saddle the horse.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and innovations in the field of thoroughbred racing.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
(Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis)
Experience saddling and handling race horses. Racing experience preferred.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):
Ability to maintain all Regulatory licenses within assigned state of employment.
Must successfully pass background check
Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening
Must be willing to work a variety of shifts to include swing shifts and holidays if needed
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Operations, services and activities of a valet racing operations; principles and practices of equipment management and maintenance; knowledge of thoroughbred racing and scoring; barn and valet operations; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Support assigned jockey in all valet needs; use and move various forms of equipment; monitor scores and track results; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; prepare clear and concise reports; interpret and explain policies and procedures; interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.
The truly unique entertainment complex, Belterra Park Gaming, features an expansive facility on 122 acres just minutes east of downtown Cincinnati. The facility features six food & beverage outlets, 1,500 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs), and maintains the only turf track in Ohio. Best of all, guests can expect the same high level of service at Belterra Park as they receive at Belterra Casino Resort.
Belterra Park Gaming
6301 Kellogg Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45230