The New York state legislature is considering a measure that would end workers' compensation insurance coverage for equine industry exercise riders. The riders are now covered by the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund.
According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the new legislation, introduced by the Senate and Assembly racing and wagering committees, would keep in place the current coverage provided by the fund for jockeys and apprentice jockeys.
Under the new proposal, workers' compensation coverage for exercise riders would instead be transferred to the horse owner or trainer that employs them.
Read more in the Blood-Horse
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