2017 Maryland Code
Labor and Employment
Title 9 - Workers' Compensation
Subtitle 2 - Covered Employees and Employers
§ 9-212. Jockey

  • (a) Scope of section. --
    • (1) This section applies to each jockey licensed by the State Racing Commission to ride a thoroughbred horse.
    • (2) This section applies only at a thoroughbred racing association or training facility under the jurisdiction of the State Racing Commission.
  • (b) Covered employee. -- A jockey is a covered employee while performing a service in connection with racing or training a thoroughbred race horse.
  • (c) Employer. --
    • (1) For the purposes of this title, the joint employers of a jockey who is a covered employee under this section while performing a service in connection with racing are:
      • (i) the Maryland Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, Inc.; and
      • (ii) each licensed owner or trainer who is subject to assessment under ยง 11-906 of the Business Regulation Article at the time of any occurrence for which benefits are payable to the jockey under this title.
    • (2) For purposes of this title, the employer of a jockey who is a covered employee under this section while performing a service in connection with training is the trainer for whom the service is performed.
    • (3) This subsection does not affect any other provision of law or practice.
  • (d) Action against third party. -- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, this section may not be construed to bar an action by a jockey against a third party.
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