The PHRA job postings

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association (PHRA) believes in providing equal employment opportunities to men and women of all races, religious beliefs and orientations. 

 

The PHRA currently does not have any available positions. 

Industry job postings

Assistant Starters, Hollywood Casino At Penn National Race Course, Grantville , PA
Responsible for loading racehorses in the starting gate before post time and serve as back up the Head Starter by performing the following duties in order to assist in reaching profitability, guest satisfaction, workforce strength, and compliance goals. – Serves as a right hand for the Head Starter.- Maintain a log of all horses that come to the gate during training hours.- Log how the horse is handled while being loaded in the starting gate.
For more information visit: https://careers-pngaming.icims.com/jobs/65950/assistant-starter/job

Jockeys’ Room Valet, Hollywood Casino At Penn National Race Course, Grantville, PA
The Racing Valet is responsible for ensuring that the Jockeys, Jockey equipment, and attire are prepared and secured for each race in a timely and efficient manner- Ensure that horses are saddled properly- Prepare jockey equipment prior to each race- Ensure that jockey is properly attired for each race- Assist jockey in unsaddling of horses.
For more information visit: https://careers-pngaming.icims.com/jobs/64207/horse-racing-valet—part-time—sign-on-bonus-%24300/job

Hanover Shoe Farm, Hanover, PA
For more information visit: http://www.hanoverpa.com/jobs.html

Presque Isle Downs, Stall Superintendent, Erie, PA

Candidate will assist the Racing Secretary in the allotment of stalls in stable area. Require compliance in the allotment of stalls.  Candidate must make sure all trainers maintain his/her common areas.  Candidate will create work orders for any repairs that need done.  Candidate will monitor the incoming and outgoing of horses in the stable area.  Candidate will keep Racing Director and Racing Secretary informed of all circumstances involving the stable area.  Coordinate assigning stalls in the receiving and stakes barns on a daily basis.  Assign stalls to each horsemen and follow up to make certain stalls are used appropriately.  Oversee Stable Laborers, assign tasks, evaluate performance, handle disciplinary action.  Candidate must contribute to the racing department team by overseeing and following through with assigned tasks.

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Presque Isle Downs, Photo Finish Supervisor, Erie, PA

Candidate will operate Photo Finish, operate timing of race, send photo finish to assist placing judges with proper race results, archive photo finish data, and operate timing equipment.  If timing stations fail; determine failures and call out service technicians. Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department by proper timing and photo of finishes.

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Presque Isle Downs, Camera Operator, Erie, PA

Candidate will videotape live races for Presque Isle Downs.  Candidate will operate camera during live racing for in-house viewing of races and export racing.  Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department team by overseeing and following through with all assigned tasks.

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Presque Isle Downs, Simulcast Host, Erie, PA

Candidate will do on-air commentary of thoroughbred horse races.  Candidate will inform wagering public of up-to-date changes and developments during live racing card.  Candidate will offer selections in a reasoning and informative, entertaining manner.  Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department team by overseeing and following through with assigned tasks.

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Presque Isle Downs, Announcer, Erie, PA

Candidate will deliver a play-by-play description of all the races on a daily program over a public address system. Candidate must announce all scratches, jockey changes, and over-weights, as well as all promotional announcements. Candidate must coordinate all public address announcements and coordinate with the on-air hosts.

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Presque Isle Downs, Horse Identifier, Erie,

Candidate is responsible for clocking of the horse(s) during morning workouts.  Candidate will send workout results to Equibase and verify all horses have a workout within the past 60 days.  Candidate will verify tattoo numbers on horses and papers, Candidate will register in and out foal papers, insert foal papers in books for all races.  Candidate will contribute to the Racing department team by overseeing and accomplishing all tasks assigned.

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Presque Isle Downs, Paddock Judge, Erie, PA

Candidate is responsible for over-the-counter and telephone entries as well as racing office duties.  Candidate will enforce paddock dress code.  Candidate oversees paddock operations.  Candidate must perform tasks assigned under PA Horse Racing Rules.  Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department team by overseeing and accomplishing assigned tasks.

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Presque Isle Downs, Clerk of Scales, Erie, PA

Candidate is in charge of taking entries, drawing of entries, scratches and naming of riders, proof reading of program, filing of foal papers and verifying the record of winning races of apprentice jockeys. Candidate is responsible to verify any jockey changes, report any and all changes to stewards, announcer, TV Control, Mutuels, Equibase, Commentators, record all required data on scale sheets and submit data to the horsemen’s bookkeeper. Directly responsible for weighing jockeys in and out and verifying weight as defined in the racing rules.  Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department team by overseeing and accomplishing assigned tasks.

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Presque Isle Downs, Alternate Official, Erie, PA

Candidate is responsible for over-the-counter and telephone entries, registering of foal papers (in and out of office), verify coggins expiration dates, collect draw slips for coggins, post wins on foal papers, trainer transfers, as well as racing office duties.

Candidate may be responsible for setting the racing program up for printing.  Candidate will contribute to Racing Department team by overseeing and accomplishing tasks as assigned

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Presque Isle Downs, Asst. Race Secretary, Erie, PA

Candidate will supervise officials, confirm eligibility and determine correct assigned weight of each entrant, maintain statistical summary of all races offered in condition book. Candidate must assist Racing Secretary and perform all tasks assigned by Racing Secretary.  Candidate must be able to coordinate all stakes and assist horsemen entering races.  Candidate must supervise all racing staff in the absence of the Racing Secretary.

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Presque Isle Downs, Track Maintenance Crew, Erie, PA

Candidate is responsible for assisting Track Maintenance Superintendent.  Candidate will also work on track surface to maintain a safe, level, and un-bias surface.  Candidate must be able to operate tractors and other track maintenance equipment.  Must have thorough knowledge of all aspects of the implements used to maintain the racecourse.  Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department team by overseeing and following through with assigned tasks.

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Presque Isle Downs, Gate Crew, Erie, PA

Candidate is responsible for schooling horses in the morning, set up gate for the start of each race and ensure the best start possible.  Candidate will teach and familiarize young horses with the gate to break and school horses on the starter’s list.  Candidate will set gate on track, responsible for numbers on gate, rake tire tracks before and after the race, proper procedures for getting gate on and off track each race, move starting stands to each starting distance, make equipment changes on the horse, load and handle horses for each race, and assist in loading horses that pull up during and after the race.  Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department team by overseeing and accomplishing all tasks assigned.

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Presque Isle Downs, Outrider, Erie, PA

Candidate will oversee the morning training hours.  Candidate will enforce all rules and regulations. Candidate will assist riders from start to finish of races.  Candidate must handle emergencies before, during or after each race.  During race, candidate must notify stewards of objections or any problems.  Candidate is responsible for maintaining a safe environment on the track. Candidate is responsible to make certain that all track and PA Rules of Racing are followed by riders and horsemen while on the racetrack.  Candidate is responsible for capturing loose horses on the racetrack. Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department team by overseeing and accomplishing all tasks assigned.

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Presque Isle Downs, Racing Valet, Erie, PA

Candidate must do the saddling and unsaddling of the horses for each race.  Candidate is responsible for maintaining various jockey equipment, and assisting jockeys with tack.  Candidate will perform escorts on horseback.  Candidate will contribute to Racing Department team by performing all  duties as assigned by Jockeys Room Supervisor

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Presque Isle Downs, Stable Laborer, Erie, PA

Candidate is responsible for cleaning and maintaining receiving barn stalls and shed rows.  Candidate will assist receiving barn operations.  Candidate will perform tasks assigned by Stall Superintendent to assure operations of the Receiving and Stakes Barn.  Candidate will contribute to the Racing Department team by overseeing and following through with assigned tasks.

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Hollywood Casino at Penn National, Clocker, Grantville, PA

  • Observes start and activates stopwatch to time horse training workout.
  • Observes horse crossing pole markers denoting fractional parts and finish line of workout to note and record time elapsed.
  • Register the horse training workouts with the track Racing Secretary and enters the workouts into the computerized database that places the workouts in the daily program.
  • Responsible to work with the Racing Secretary and Stewards to alert trainers which horses may require workouts in order to enter the race, if that horse has been idle from racing and training for more than 30 days.
  • Must operate several stop watches at one time and accurately record the workouts down to the hundredths of a second.
  • Must be available seven days a week for horse training workouts.

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Hollywood Casino at Penn National, Gap Attendant, Grantville, PA

Position ensures the proper identification of horses prior to entering track for official morning workouts.  Individual will be positioned at the main entrance to racetrack for morning workouts.    Individual will coordinate with official clocker and horsemen to obtain, and disseminate proper information on official workouts.  Individual may act as backup or secondary timer for morning workouts.

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Hollywood Casino at Penn National, Outrider, Grantville, PA

  • Promote safety for personnel, guests, and horses while training and racing on the racetrack.
  • Enforce the Pennsylvania Rules of Racing while on the racecourse, writing reports of all violations that take place while on duty.
  • Maintain safety of the track and verify that all safety equipment required to be worn by those entering the racetrack for exercising or racing is being worn.
  • Ensure that all horses arrive at the starting gate at the designated time for post time for each race.
  • Catch any loose horses on the track while on duty.
  • Approve all applicants wishing to obtain a license to exercise or pony horses on the racetrack.

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