Careers

EUROPE:

Executive Assistant to the Chairman

A unique opportunity has arisen for an experienced Executive Assistant to Johnny Weatherby, Chairman of Weatherbys. Based in Wellingborough, this full-time role requires strong Racing knowledge and ideally prior direct experience in the industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The prime point of contact for the Chairman.
  • Regular liaison with Ascot Racecourse.
  • Ensuring all executive administration, including receipt and management of telephone calls, email, etc. is completed efficiently and to the highest professional standard.
  • Comprehensive diary management involving busy schedules and travel arrangements.
  • Liaising with professional advisers and horsemen.
  • Preparing, proofing and filing correspondence, Board papers, etc.

The ideal candidate will be confident, self-motivated and with demonstrable previous experience of working under pressure, accurately, flexibly and to demanding deadlines. Handling confidential matters with absolute discretion is essential.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to:

Adrian McGlynn

Company Secretary

Weatherbys

Sanders Road Wellingborough NNH 4BX

[email protected]

Closing Date: Wednesday 1st August 2018

Salary in the region of £40,000 plus attractive benefits. 

Weatherbys upholds the principles of equality and diversity and actively promotes opportunity for all.

Listed: 7/13/2018


NORTH AMERICA:

BARN FOREMAN Needed for Equine Thoroughbred Yearling/Training Farm in Ocala, Florida

Applicants must fluently speak and write in English. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.

This position requires working with the entire team to complete daily duties: clean stalls, bathe horses, turn outs, give medications (both IM and IV), apply bandages, etc.

This position also requires basic computer competence and a valid drivers license.

Salary will be determined upon verified qualifications. DFWP.

Please call 800-925-2913 to apply and/or fax your resume to 352-620-0174 for consideration.

Listed: 7/11/18


HONG KONG:

Manager, Racing Authority (External) (Ref:  20001337)

The Department

Executive Director, Racing’s Office

General Description

One of the responsibilities of the Racing Division is to oversee all matters relating to the Club’s functions and powers as the Racing Authority which controls and supervises horse racing in Hong Kong and this includes the leveraging of the Club’s pre-eminent capabilities as a Racing Authority to assist the Club achieve its China strategy and other business objectives, and ensuring that the Club is positioned as a leader in the organisational structures for racing at regional and world levels.

The job holder reports to the Executive Manager, Racing Authority (External) (EMRA(E)) and is responsible for the following areas:

  • Coordinating and supporting HKJC dealings with the Racing Authorities of other countries
  • Operating the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) Secretariat
  • Coordinating and supporting the delivery of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) portfolio responsibilities of the HKJC.

The Job

You will:

  • Assist in the operation of the ARF Secretariat, including corporate secretariat responsibility for Executive Council meetings and meetings of the General Assembly, and coordination of ARF Committees.
  • Assist to coordinate HKJC adoption and implementation of the International Agreement on Breeding, Racing & Wagering.  Compilation of annual returns of statistics on wagering, prizemoney and prohibited substances testing.
  • Support the development of the Business Programme for the Asian Racing Conferences (ARCs), liaise with the Organising Committee for each ARC on preparation for each ARC and assist to coordinate the Executive Council’s process for selecting future ARC host countries.
  • Assist to coordinate and support HKJC engagement in IFHA Executive Council and Technical Committees.
  • Support the ARF Executive Council Member for Developing Nations in monitoring development of racing in the ARF region, provision of assistance, and the vetting of applications for ARF membership.
  • Assist to coordinate and support the delivery of IFHA portfolio responsibilities of the IFHA including movement of horses, intellectual property rights protection for racing and harmonisation of raceday rules.
  • Assist to coordinate and support the public-private partnership with the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and the formal structure for partnership with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), the International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC), with the goal of achieving improved conditions for the international movement of horses including enhanced access to suitable markets for horses to race in Hong Kong.
  • Assist in the management of the ARF and ARF Pattern Races websites, including editorial supervision of ARF Bulletins, and updating of website as required.  Identify and develop improvements to the ARF website, and ARF business and promotional communications and programmes (including electronic and potential social media opportunities).
  • Support EMRA(E) as required, including with research, strategy development, office administration and projects.

About you

You should have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law, commerce or economics.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the racing industry.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills sufficient to operate the ARF Secretariat, including planning meetings for Executive Council and the General Assembly.
  • Effective coordination skills to facilitate the Club’s adoption and implementation of the international Agreement on Breeding, Racing & Wagering.
  • Active collaboration with the Organizing Committee of ARCs to support the Business Program development and coordinate the Executive Council’s process for selecting future ARC host countries.
  • Ability to coordinate and support HKJC engagement in IFHA Executive Council and Technical Committees.
  • Competent in monitoring the development of Racing in the ARF region, as well as providing assistance and vetting of ARF membership applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills alongside with strong written and numeracy skills.

Terms of Employment

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate. Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.

Closing Date of Application

Closing date for applications is 20 July 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

How to apply

Please send your resume, complete with expected salary and job reference to:

Human Resources Department

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

8/F, Sha Tin Central Complex, Sha Tin Racecourse, New Territories, Hong Kong;

or email to [email protected] or fax to (852) 2966-6984.

Listed: 7/9/18


The Department

The Dual Site Stables Operations and Owners Services Department manages and cares for in excess of 1200 thoroughbreds in training and races.  Currently, there are 23 Trainers licensed to train horses. First-class race meetings are held on most Wednesday nights and weekends between September through to July.

We are seeking an experienced and energetic work rider to join our Stables Operations team.

The Job

Work stations in Hong Kong

You will

  • exercise and ride racehorses at Trackwork or at other training facilities for slow work or fast gallop during morning or afternoon as instructed by your allocated Trainer
  • be able to competently ride and to time
  • give timely and accurate feedback/advice to the Trainer or his delegate in riding/schooling/educating horses
  • perform raceday related duty as assigned by the Stables Operations Team and Starting Gate Team.

About You

You must

  • have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in riding race horses
  • be able to jump a horse out of the gate and gallop a horse at a running time requested by the Trainer
  • be able to communicate in English

Terms of Employment

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualification and experience. A contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate. Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, complete with expected salary to:

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (852) 2966-6984

Mail: Human Resources Department

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

8/F Shatin Central Complex, Shatin Racecourse, New Territories, Hong Kong

Listed: 7/3/18


EUROPE:

 

 

 

Opportunity to work on busy stud farm

  • Experience in Foaling, Yearling Preparation, and a general interest in thoroughbred is essential.
  • Experience running a small team, liaison with vets and farriers is important Reporting directly to the owner.
  • General farm work experience and ability to drive a horse box an advantage. Accommodation with the position, statutory pension and salary dependant on experience.

EQUINE SKILLS REQUIRED:
Equine First Aid, Foaling/Foal Watch, Lunging, Management Skills, Sales Preparation, Show Turnout, Young Stock Handler

Contact: Office 01789 751222 or email: [email protected]

Listed: 6/28/18


NORTH AMERICA:

Owner Specialist / Communication Representative

ABOUT US:   The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario (HBPA) is a non-for-profit organization whose mandate is to promote live thoroughbred horse racing in the province of Ontario. The HBPA assists and represents owners, trainers and their employees who are licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). The HBPA provides and manages important services and benefits to it’s members and speaks on behalf of it’s members interacting with organizations involved with Thoroughbred horseracing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create, promote and manage a New Owner program that introduces new participants to our industry
  • Have a backstretch presence to discuss current issues to members, seek their opinions and relay their concerns back to the HBPA
  • Collaborate with members to make sure the HPBA has up to date contact information.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 years of related experience in the horse racing industry
  • Knowledge of Thoroughbred Industry, related organizations and regulatory bodies an asset
  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality
  • Organizational, planning and communication skills
  • Problem analysis and solving skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Attention to detail and Accuracy
  • Team Player
  • Adaptability
  • Good Communicator

Please send your resume to: [email protected]

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Listed: 6/22/2018


NORTH AMERICA:

Directory of Racing

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Director of Racing works to grow and improve the quality and integrity of the racing program at Oaklawn through identifying and developing relationships between management and key horsemen groups such as the AR Racing Commission, HBPA, ATHBA, etc.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

• Ensures compliance with all rules and regulations outlined by the Arkansas Racing Commission
• Contributes to decisions made on a purse structure for the race meets
• Works with the Racing Secretary to ensure a competitive Stakes Schedule
• Responsible for adhering to all procedures and/or controls in designated area of responsibility
• Responsible for the creation and distribution of the Media Guide and condition books
• Works with the Racing Secretary to recruit new owners, trainers, jockeys and horses
• Works with Racing Secretary and Racing Office Staff to ensure a competitive and profitable racing program.
• Directs all aspects of the Racing Media department and public outreach efforts such as Dawn at Oaklawn, all speaking engagements, radio remotes, TV interviews, etc.
• Recruits, hires and manages racing office personnel, including all racing officials,  on-air personalities and  track announcer
• Works closely with the Stewards to ensure racing regulations are being adhered to
• Works with the safety and integrity teams to ensure safe and compliant races are run
• Collaborates with Oaklawn Anywhere to ensure a quality product
• Ensures compliance of all subordinates with Oaklawn policy and procedure
• Collaborates with other departments such as Food & Beverage, Mutuels, Maintenance, Security, Marketing, etc. to enhance the race fan’s experience.
• Responsible for the planning, execution and implementation of all aspects of live racing seasons.
• Responsible for the creation and distribution of stakes books, condition books and other racing related collateral materials.
• Directs and manages safety and integrity team to ensure overall safety and integrity of the racing program.
• Maintains and manages a complete record of all racing data for both Oaklawn and competitive set of thoroughbred race tracks.
•Performs all other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with numerous responsibilities
• Must have thorough working knowledge of Incompass RTO Systems.
• Strong computer and analytical skills
• Strong, extensive knowledge of horse racing
• Excellent and professional verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to communicate with all levels
• Ability to maintain a calm, composed presence in an often challenging environment where multiple tasks and events may occur simultaneously
• The highest of moral integrity and a strong work ethic
• Able to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
• Ability to work as a team
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Able to quickly adapt to changing priorities
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Ability to lead by example and act as a positive role model

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

• Must be able to walk or stand for long periods
• Ability to occasionally work outside in varied weather conditions and be around horses
• Ability to work occasionally  in smoking environments with moderate to loud noise levels
• Frequent travel

Education and Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business
• At least 10 years horse racing industry experience
• At least 5 years management experience, racing/hospitality industry preferred

Must be 21 years of age or older, with a high school diploma/GED, and must be able to be approved for and maintain a valid ARC License

Qualifications / Experience Required:

5 years: Management

10 years: Horse Racing Industry

Click here to Apply

Listed: 6/20/18


At the TDN, we’re always looking for well-written, hard-working, dedicated people who love the industry to join our growing staff. Specific opportunities, when they exist, are listed here.

If you’d like to send us your resume and a cover letter, please email [email protected] and let us know why you’d be a perfect member of our team.