Careers related to horse racing, Thoroughbred, Standardbred, and Quarter Horse
Many careers are associated with the horse racing industry. For the most part, these careers apply to all breeds; however, individuals will generally specialize in their chosen area whether it be Thoroughbred, Standardbred, or Quarter Horse racing. Most states have a state racing commission that oversees all racing within the state with positions similar to the following. Within many of these categories are many jobs. They vary in requirements, access to horses and interaction with the public.
- State Racing Commission Careers
- Track Management, Administrative Staff & Wagering Department
- Marketing Department
- Barn Staff
- Veterinarian Staff
- Maintenance Department
- Security Department
- Jockey Department
Most race tracks have their own human resources departments that advertise positions. It is a good idea to check with the race tracks directly for the positions in which you are interested. Many will list employment announcements and application information on their websites. Here are some tracks you might try, although this is only a partial list.