In December of 2016, the New York State Gaming Commission adopted a regulation requiring four hours of continuing education annually for all Thoroughbred trainers and assistant trainers licensed by the state of New York. There is a waiver available for trainers who are not stabled in New York and do not race regularly in the state. The rule reads as follows:
NYCRR § 4002.8. Qualifications for License, “In order to maintain a current license, trainers and assistant trainers must complete at least four hours per calendar year of continuing education courses approved by the commission. Trainers and assistant trainers who are not domiciled in New York and have 12 or fewer starts during the previous 12 months may request a waiver of this requirement from the State steward.”
To assist New York’s horsemen in complying with the rule, NYTHA hosts a minimum of four hours of Continuing Education Seminars each year. We will post details of upcoming events as they become available.
Upcoming CE Courses sponsored by NYTHA:
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR – THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SMALL BUSINESS PRACTICE
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Belmont Park Film Theater, Elmont, NY
CE Credit: Two Hours
The principals of running a racing stable are no different than for any small business. Mr. Pierre Lespinasse, Certified Business Advisor for the New York State Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College, will advise trainers on the basics of small business operations, including the options for the structure of the business; budget and finance; client relations; promotion; and setting and reaching goals.
Mr. Lespinasse, who holds a BS in Management from Adelphi University and an MBA from Long Island University, has over 25 years of business experience in Management Accounting and Financial Reporting at global banking institutions, including JP Morgan Chase and Credit Suisse. His responsibilities and expertise have ranged from financial forecasting to cost analysis and internal transfer pricing. He joined NYS SBDC at Farmingdale State College after several years of association with the SBDC at Stony Brook University. His current post is an extension of his long-held interest in community-based economic development through education and entrepreneurship.
THE JOCKEY INJURY COMPENSATION FUND – HOW DOES IT WORK?
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Belmont Park Rec Hall, Track Kitchen, Elmont, NY
CE Credit: Two Hours
Ms. Patricia Ceglio of JLT Specialty USA, a subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, the leading global specialist risk advisor and broker; and Ms. Joyce Rodriguez, Claims Specialist at Zurich North America, will present a seminar on the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund (NYJICF), which provides workers’ compensation insurance for jockeys and exercise riders in New York State. All trainers and exercise riders are encouraged to attend. Ms. Ceglio and Ms. Rodriguez will give an overview of the NYJICF program, as well as how to submit a claim, what to expect after a claim has been submitted, and how to lower the cost of workers’ compensation with proper claims handling and a safer work environment.
Ms. Ceglio joined JLT Specialty in April 2015 as Senior Vice President – Casualty Claims Advocacy. Her expertise lies in the development of best-in-class claim management initiatives to reduce overall claim costs, thereby reducing total cost of risk. Her responsibilities include working closely with clients on the development of sound, cost-effective resolution plans on open claims while advocating the clients’ interests to achieve the highest level of service from insurers and third-party claim administrators. Prior to joining JLT, Ms. Ceglio worked with Krauter Group as Managing Director of the company’s Casualty Claims Practice and as VP/Senior Consultant within Aon’s Technical Services area for nine years, spending four years in the Aon Mergers & Acquisitions Group (AMAG). She has also worked for the Pepsi-Cola Company, KPMG Peat Marwick, Alexander & Alexander and AIG, and was an appointee to the National Casualty Claims Advisory Board.
Links to on-line courses that are eligible for CE credit are listed below.
The Jockey Club Online Courses: The Commission has approved 11 separate continuing education modules available on The Jockey Club Advanced Horsemanship Program website: http://courses.Grayson-jockeyclub.org/course-index.
Once completed, the licensee will be asked to designate a racing jurisdiction to be notified. The licensee should direct The Jockey Club to advise the New York State Gaming Commission of completion of the training course.
NYS Gaming Commission Continuing Education Seminars on YouTube: The Commission has created four individual hour-long continuing education seminars available for free on YouTube:
- “Findings of the NYS Thoroughbred Post-Mortem Examination Program” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQSiRPfoUeA&t=29s
- “Risk & Protective Factors–How Can We Use Them to Prevent Injury?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8d63u_MvBA
- “Fetlock CT To Assess Proximal Sesamoid Bone Fracture Risk” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B72gbyVHki8
- “Challenges Specific to the Saratoga Meet” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lJW7WLO1PU&t=6s
- Record of Participation Certificate:
If you have any questions, please contact New York State Gaming Commission Equine Medical Director Scott E. Palmer, V.M.D., Dipl. A.B.V.P., Eq. Practice, at 518-441-7916 or by email at Scott.Palmer@gaming.ny.gov.