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California to Implement Exercise Rider Certification Program

In what is believed a first such program in the country, California's exercise riders will soon be required to pass an "Exercise Rider Certification" course to remain eligible for coverage under the state racing industry's Post Time self-insured workers' compensation program. The course consists of seven upper body, lower body and cardiovascular exercises, prefaced upon the British National Racing College's jockey fitness test. Exercise riders have until Mar. 31 to pass the exam. After that date, "Post Time members will only be able to employ Post Time certified Exercise Riders...

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Monmouth Post Time Change for Remaining Fridays of the Meet

Monmouth Park is moving its first race post time to 3 p.m. for the next two Fridays of live racing, starting with the 10-race card Friday, Aug. 27. The new Friday post time will also be in effect for the Sept. 3 program that kicks off the four-day Labor Day weekend of racing. The following three Fridays in September--Sept. 10, 17 and 24--will then shift to a 12:15 p.m. first race post time. Prior to the change, Friday post time had been 5 p.m. First race post time remains at...

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New Post Time For Woodbine's Thursday Cards

Post time for live Thoroughbred racing on Thursdays at Woodbine Racetrack will shift to 3:20 p.m. ET, effective next week July 16. The schedule change, which means live racing will begin 25 minutes earlier than the original post time, is expected to remain in effect for Thursdays through early September.

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Can New Director of Safety Help Solve Workmen's Comp Issues in California

The road to filling the financial potholes in California's self-insured workers' compensation program has been a rocky one indeed. But is a proposed workers safety program--part of a package of possible fixes to the workers' comp problems the California industry faces, and one that experts say would be unique within the industry--something that other jurisdictions might learn from, especially as the issue remains at the top of many trainers' hit-list of occupational headaches? To find out, I spoke with John Unick, one of the racing industry's foremost workers' comp experts....

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