Sam Houston Race Park’s 2019 Thoroughbred Meet begins on Friday, January 25th; we will be offering many great, seasonal positions. Ideal candidates are students, retirees, teachers or anyone looking for a fun way to earn extra income. Requirements are simple: you just have to be friendly, outgoing, and have a smile! Our 4-8 hr shifts, flexible evening and weekend schedules make us the best part time employment opportunity in NW Houston.
Valet -- A person to assist jockeys with their tack and silks in the
jockeys' rooms and assist in saddling in the paddock prior to the race.
Outrider - ensure the post parade is conducted in an orderly manner. The outriders shall retrieve loose horses or horses that run off during racing or training hours. The outriders will oversee all pony persons to make sure they adhere to race track procedures.
Clerk of Scales - The clerk of scales shall report to the stewards any jockeys who are late to weigh for the day's races and any jockeys who are having difficulty maintaining their riding weight.
(b) The clerk of scales shall verify the weight of each jockey at the time of weighing out and weighing in, and shall immediately report any discrepancies to the stewards.
(c) The clerk of scales shall notify the stewards of any change of jockeys, alteration of colors, or weight change.
(d) The clerk of scales shall:
(1) provide the association with a report of the weight carried in each race and the names of the jockeys, specifying any overweight; and
(2) provide to the horsemen's bookkeeper a program that indicates all jockey changes and the order of finish for each race.
(e) The clerk of scales shall supervise the conduct of the jockeys and their attendants while they are in the jockeys' room.
(f) The clerk of scales shall maintain a record of applicable winning races on all apprentice certificates. At the end of the race meeting or on the departure of an apprentice jockey, the clerk of scales shall deliver the appropriate apprentice certificate to the apprentice jockey.
Mutuels – accept money and pay out winning tickets; heavy cash handling
You may apply in person, Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm in the Admin building or download our application and email to [email protected]