Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-6.24 - Jockeys and apprentice jockeys

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022

(1) Eligibility.
a. An applicant for a jockey license must be at least 16 years of age, and if under 18 years of age, the applicant must have the written consent of a parent or guardian.
b. A jockey shall pass a physical examination given within the previous 12 months by a licensed physician affirming fitness to participate as a jockey. The commission representatives may require that any jockey be reexamined and may refuse to allow any jockey to ride pending completion of such examination.
c. An applicant shall show competence by prior licensing, demonstration of riding ability, or temporary participation in races. An applicant may participate in a race or races, with the commission representative's prior approval for each race, not to exceed five races.
d. A jockey shall not be an owner or trainer of any horse competing at the race meeting where the jockey is riding.
e. A person who has never ridden in a race at a recognized meeting shall not be granted a license as jockey or apprentice jockey.
(2) Apprentice jockeys.
a. The conditions of an apprentice jockey license do not apply to quarter horse racing. A jockey's performance in quarter horse racing does not apply to the conditions of an apprentice jockey license.
b. An applicant with an approved apprentice certificate may be licensed as an apprentice jockey.
c. An applicant for an apprentice jockey license must be at least 16 years of age, and if under 18 years of age, the applicant must have written consent of parent or guardian. Before such license is granted, the gaming representative shall ascertain that the applicant has suitable qualifications and aptitude to hold an apprentice jockey's license and that the applicant has not been previously licensed as a jockey under any jurisdiction.

d Rescinded lAB 1/30/08, effective 3/5/08.

(3) Jockeys from foreign countries. Upon making application for a license in this jurisdiction, jockeys from a foreign country shall declare that they are holders of valid licenses in their coimtries, not under suspension, and bound by the rules and laws of this state. To facilitate this process, the jockey shall present a declaration sheet to the commission representative in a language recognized in this jurisdiction.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 491-6.24
ARC 7658B, lAB 3/25/09, effective 3/23/09

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