Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Racing Official

Location US-WV-Charles Town
Job ID
Casino Property
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Racing Operations



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At Hollywood Casino Charles Town, 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

  • Benefits: Medical and other benefits, PTO (paid time off), Team Member discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, opportunity for growth and MORE!
  • 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 accurately completed and distributed for the following race day.
  • Must act, at times as Placing Judge. These duties include observing races from start to finish and correctly determining the final outcome using a viper 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 or groom is in the paddock to saddle the horse and 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.  Paddock Judge also works with trainers in schooling horses to ensure their removal from the Paddock Judge’s list.
  • Must at, 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.  The Identifier is also responsible for tracking changes to ownership and with regard to trainers. 
  • Must act, at times as Claim Clerk. These duties include verifying 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. 
  • Must act, at times as Clerk of Scales.  These duties include tracking rider changes and scratches with respect to a live racing program, maintaining apprentice jockey certificates, overseeing the weigh-out and weigh-in of jockeys racing and reporting all changes to the appropriate parties.
  • Must gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the West Virginia rules of Racing.
  • Must have outstanding customer services skills. 
  • You are required to follow new PPE and safety guidance designed to safeguard you, your fellow team members, and guests.  This will include maintaining social distancing, wearing PPE as appropriate for your role and cleaning your workstation as necessary.

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


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Having held a Thoroughbred Racing License is preferred. Must have familiarity with Condition Book vocabulary. Must be capable of working with Windows based computer systems.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees if the organization.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram from. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Must qualify for licensing with the West Virginia Racing Commission.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to; stand, walk, use hand to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions which, at times, will be inclement.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. This noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


I hereby acknowledge that I have read and received a copy of my job description that describes the duties that are required for my position.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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