Track Riders
There shall be two grades of Track Riders, namely,1
  • Senior Track Riders who will be permitted to participate in barrier trials and tests but not ride in races.1
  • Track Riders who can work the horses during track work.1
The criteria for the registration of Senior Track Riders are:1
  • Have held a full Professional Jockey licence from a recognised Turf Authority, or
  • Have been an MRA licensed Track Rider for a continuous period of six years.1
  • Be at least twenty-five (25) years of age and not older than sixty (60), save where the Association has waived such age limit.1
  • Passed a medical examination by an MRA-approved doctor.1
  • Produce references from previous employers.1
  • Passed a practical test conducted by the Stipendiary Stewards.1
  • Must not have record of criminal or bookmaking offences.1
The criteria for the registration of Track Riders are:
  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and not older than sixty (60) years.
  • Pass a medical examination.
  • Obtain a performance riding test and recommendation from the Stipendiary Stewards.
  • Must not have record of criminal or bookmaking offences.
An applicant, for registration as a Track Rider, with a previous record of drug abuse, who otherwise satisfies the criteria set out in these Regulations, may be issued with an MRA Pass provided the following conditions are met:
  • such previous record of drug-abuse discloses that it was the applicant’s only conviction.
  • a period of not less than five (5) years has lapsed since he completed serving any sentence imposed by a court of law on a charge of consumption of controlled drugs.
  • production of a written confirmation by the relevant authority that he had successfully undergone treatment and/or rehabilitation at an approved institution and
  • certification by the MRA Laboratory that no controlled drugs and prohibited substances have been detected in the urine sample submitted by him for testing at his own cost.