Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Racing Official

Location US-OH-Youngstown
Job ID
Casino Property
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley
Position Type




Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley, we think you’ll enjoy an exciting industry, fast-paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.


An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include

  • Must assist with all morning work in Racing Secretary’s office.  This work includes: rider changes, producing the next day’s program, getting entries filled, and getting the overnight completed and distributed for the next race day
  • Must act, at times as Placing Judge. These duties include observing races from start to finish and determine the final outcome using a computer system and photo finish systems as tools.
  • Must act, at times as Paddock Judge. These duties include observing the horses in the paddock prior to the running of a race, to ensure the horses are wearing the proper equipment for racing; also ensures a responsible trainer is in the paddock to saddle the horse and a groom to prepare it for the race. The Paddock Judge is also involved in seeing that a published workout is in the program or announced if not available by press time
  • Must act, at times as Identifier. These duties include being responsible for foal papers, coggins test results, and tattoos insuring the correct horse is running in any given race.  The Identifier goes to the paddock at race time and checks each horse’s tattoo
  • Must act, at times as Claim Clerk. These duties include taking claim to Stewards who verify the person making the claim is in good standing with the License Clerk and Bookkeeping offices.  Once the claim is verified the Claims Clerk ensures the appropriate person receives the claim slip. In the event there are more than one claim, the Claims Clerk makes sure each parties has a fair chance at the claim under supervision of the Stewards
  • Must have thorough knowledge and understand of the Ohio State rules of Racing
  • Must act at times as Clerk of Scales
  • Must have outstanding customer services skills
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and team members may also be asked to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned. Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises with appropriate notification to Team Members. 

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Read, write legibly, understand and speak English
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Must know how to read a Condition Book
  • Must be licensed with the Ohio State Racing Commission
  • Excellent customer service/communication skills
  • Must meet professional appearance standards as prescribed by company policy
  • Must be able to respond to visual and oral cues
  • Able to work at a fast pace in often crowded/noisy environment
  • Physically mobile with reasonable accommodations including ability to push, pull, carry and lift up to 25 lbs., and the ability to push, pull, reach, bend, twist, stoop, stack, crouch, kneel and balance when performing job duties in varying work areas such as confined spaces
  • Incompass Software Experience Required.

Something to leave you with

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.



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