The Outrider maintains track safety and monitors and catches horses that are loose on track; leads horses to the starting gate and maintains order during sequence; works with team members to ensure safety; provides labor support to higher level and track staff; and performs related tasks within area of assignment.
(These function are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)
Assumes responsibility of maintaining safety on the track; ensures team members are completing their jobs and reports any issues to higher level management staff.
Catches any loose horses on track during morning working outs or in the afternoon before each race; oversees morning exercise routines and maintains order; leads horses during morning workouts.
Leads horses from the padlock to the track before each race and then lead the horses to the gate at post time; may sound an alarm notifying injury.
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.):
Possession of, and ability to maintain a valid drivers and gaming license 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 racing operations; principles and practices of horse racing workouts; knowledge of thoroughbred racing and catching lose horses; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Monitor, participate and supervise workout and catching activities; use and move various forms of equipment; 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.
Retama Park Racetrack is a class 1 pari-mutuel horse-racing track located in Selma, Texas a short 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio. The property hosts live racing on weekends with quarter horses running from June 7 through August 10 and live thoroughbred racing from October 4 through December 28; open daily for simulcast wagering. Retama Park features a wide variety of dining options including the Turf and Field Dining Room with panoramic views of the track, the Race Book & Sports Bar offering delicious fare enjoyed while watching simulcast racing or your favorite sports team; or more casual options at the concession stands throughout the facility.
One Retama Parkway
Selma, Texas 78154