2018 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:

    • (1) live thoroughbred racing; or

    • (2) training a thoroughbred race horse, if the principal earnings of the jockey are based on money earned as a jockey during live racing and not as an exercise rider.

  • (c) Employer. --

    • (1) For the purposes of this title, the employer of a jockey who is a covered employee under this section is the Maryland Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, Inc.

    • (2) 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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