Keyword: jockeys insurance

  • Philly Park Jockeys Seek Additional Insurance Coverage

    Negotiations are currently underway between jockeys, management and horsemen at Philadelphia Park to have the amount of on-track accident insurance for riders increased from its current $100,000 to $1 million, but so far little progress has been made, according to Tony Black, who is helping spearhead the effort.

  • Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, pushed for jockey workers' comp legislation.

    Kentucky House Passes Jockey Workers' Comp Bill

    Legislation to provide workers' compensation coverage to jockeys in Kentucky, deemed a priority item for Gov. Ernie Fletcher's legislative agenda, was approved 83-12 by the Kentucky House of Representatives Friday.

  • Jockeys' Guild, California Regulators Clash

    Jockeys' Guild attorney Barry Broad said Jan. 20 he hoped to have legislation introduced this year that would prevent individuals with financial interest in the business from serving on the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Retired jockey Chris McCarron, to serve on CHRB insurance panel.

    CHRB Panel to Look Into Jockeys' Insurance

    California Horse Racing Board commissioner Richard Shapiro has established a special committee to investigate where an estimated $1 million per year California gives the Jockeys' Guild for the health and well-being of the state's jockeys goes and why most of the 1,200 Guild members nationwide were unaware their catastrophic accident insurance was allowed to lapse nearly two years ago.

  • Retired jockey Chris McCarron, to serve on CHRB insurance panel.

    CHRB Panel to Look Into Jockeys' Insurance

    California Horse Racing Board commissioner Richard Shapiro has established a special committee to investigate where an estimated $1 million per year California gives the Jockeys' Guild for the health and well-being of the state's jockeys goes and why most of the 1,200 Guild members nationwide were unaware their catastrophic accident insurance was allowed to lapse nearly two years ago.

  • Jockeying for Position

    It is an issue covered nearly daily in the news and business columns of newspapers across America. Kentucky schoolteachers recently threatened a walkout over it; grocery workers in California struck for months because of it. Workers and employers everywhere struggle to make ends meet while having to feed its spiraling costs. Health insurance, along with health care costs, could be the single most important issue facing this nation, and it is one that jockeys and the racing industry have been struggling with for decades.