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Rule No.Rule Title
1500Apprentice Jockey.
Rule Text(a) An apprentice jockey is a race rider who has ridden less than 40 winners or less than two years since first having been licensed in any racing jurisdiction, and who otherwise meets the license qualifications of a jockey. (b) The apprenticeship of an apprentice jockey shall automatically terminate one year from the date of his or her fifth winning ride, or on the date of his or her 40th winning ride, whichever comes later. No apprenticeship shall extend for more than two years from the date of the fifth winning mount, except for good cause the Board may extend the termination date of an apprenticeship or amend the conditions under which the apprenticeship is granted. (c) Any combination of Thoroughbred, Appaloosa, Arabian or Paint races at authorized race meetings in the United States, Canada or Mexico, which are reported in the Daily Racing Form or other recognized racing publications, shall be considered in determining eligibility for license as an apprentice jockey; provided, however, that any person who has ridden as a licensed jockey in any racing jurisdiction shall have the burden to establish that the granting of an apprentice jockey license to him or her is in the best interest of the rider and of Thoroughbred, Appaloosa, Arabian or Paint racing in this State. Nothing herein shall prohibit an apprentice jockey contract between the apprentice and a qualified employer. NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 19440 and 19460, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 19440 and 19460, Business and Professions Code. HISTORY: 1. Amendment filed 3-18-97; effective 4-17-97.

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