The Assistant Starter will assist the Starter in the handling, guiding and loading of horses into the starting gate; supports the Starter in setting a timely race starts and conducts and/or participates in schooling horses; provides labor support to higher level staff; and performs related tasks within area of assignment.
Performs a variety of assigned staff duties related to the handling, guiding and loading of horses into the starting gate; supports the Starter in setting a timely race starts and conducts and/or participates in schooling horses.
Instructs and familiarizes young horses with the gate to break in and school horses on the starters list; assists Starter and Trainers with schooling of horses during morning training.
Numbers gate and makes equipment changes on the horse; handles horses for each race and assists in loading horses that pull up during and after the race.
May perform preventative maintenance and/or repair the starting gate; assist in aligning horses before gate open.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and innovations in the field of racing.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Experience saddling and handling race horses. Racing experience preferred.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):
Ability to maintain all Regulatory licenses within assigned state of employment.
Must successfully pass background check
Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening
Must be willing to work a variety of shifts to include swing shifts and holidays if needed
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Operations, services and activities of starting a race and schooling operations; principles and practices of on-track racing protocols and procedures; operations and maintenance of racing equipment; knowledge of thoroughbred racing and horse behavior; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Start a fair and equal race; monitor horse behavior and training schedules to determine racing availability; explain starting policies and penalties; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; prepare clear and concise reports; interpret and explain policies and procedures; interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.
The truly unique entertainment complex, Belterra Park Gaming, features an expansive facility on 122 acres just minutes east of downtown Cincinnati. The facility features six food & beverage outlets, 1,500 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs), and maintains the only turf track in Ohio. Best of all, guests can expect the same high level of service at Belterra Park as they receive at Belterra Casino Resort.
Belterra Park Gaming
6301 Kellogg Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Boyd Gaming Corporation has been successful in gaming jurisdiction in which we operate in the United States and is one of the premier casino entertainment companies in the United States. Never content to rest upon our successes, we will continue to evolve and retain a position of leadership in our industry.
Our past success, our current business philosophies and our sound business planning, combine to position Boyd Gaming Corporation to maximize value for our shareholders, our team members and our communities.
We, as members of Boyd Gaming Corporation, operate with only the highest degree of integrity, and rely on the competence and friendliness of each person in our organization to provide entertainment and service to satisfy our customers' wants.
Through teamwork, we strive to maximize shareholder value, to be among the leading companies in our industry and to provide opportunities for all while we support and enhance our communities.
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From our earliest beginnings in the 1970s, we made a commitment to our shareholders and our team members to create an operating style built around family. In a highly competitive industry, our Boyd Style of hospitality has come to define us in a most unique way.
Forging ahead in the coming years, we will remain focused on our three main goals: improving our operating performance, continuing to execute on our current growth strategy, and demonstrating our branding initiatives.
We remain confident in the strength of our Company to successfully meet whatever challenges lie ahead.