Lawriter - OAC - 3769-12-23 License qualifications for drivers, trainer, second trainer and horseshoer.

3769-12-23 License qualifications for drivers, trainer, second trainer and horseshoer.

(A) Each driver-trainer, trainer without driving rights or horseshoer desiring a license shall make application for same in writing on a form provided by the commission (see appendix A of this rule). All applicants shall state their full name and address, age, and whether or not they, at time of application are under suspension, revoked, ruled off or otherwise debarred from training or driving in any jurisdiction. They shall also set forth in said application such other information or data concerning their past record, their experience and qualifications, as may be required by the commission. All applicants shall sign the application and may be required to affirm the truth of all statements therein before a notary public.

(B) No trainer or assistant trainer license will be issued to an applicant until said applicant is designated by the owner or trainer as the trainer of a horse eligible and entered to race in a parimutuel race in Ohio.

(C) A licensed second trainer shall assume the same duties and responsibilities as imposed on the holder of a trainer's license. The licensed trainer shall be jointly responsible with his or her assistants for all acts and omissions of such assistant and involving a racing matter.

(D) Any person who trains horses solely owned by himself and/or wife who engages catch drivers to drive said horses may make application for A license as a trainer without driving rights. After passing any test the presiding judge may require. Such applicant may perform all duties of a licensed driver-trainer except drive in races and will be the absolute insurer of and responsible for the condition of the horses entered in a race as outlined in rule 3769-18-02 of the Administrative Code.

(E) An applicant for a horseshoer's license who has not been previously licensed in this state must have a written statement of two reputable persons to the effect that the applicant is personally known to them; that he or she is a person of good reputation and capable of performance of the vocation he or she seeks to follow. Said applicant shall be tested by a board consisting of a veterinarian, trainer and a licensed horseshoer or other qualified person appointed by the board of judges.

(F) An applicant for a horseshoer license may be issued an Ohio license without being tested in the manner provided in paragraph (E) of this rule, providing he/she has a current valid horseshoer license from another state or racing jurisdiction, which requires competency testing or similar qualifications for horseshoer applicants in that state, or from which racing jurisdiction the applicant obtains a written statement of his/her competence from a presiding judge in said state or jurisdiction.

(G) Each trainer, assistant trainer, or horseshoer must provide workers' compensation coverage in accordance with Ohio law for all of his or her employees who are connected with racing and upon request of the commission the applicant for such licenses must provide satisfactory proof of such coverage.

Appendix A - To obtain the appendix, table, image, etc. please call LSC's ERF Helpdesk at 614-387-2078 or send an email to

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/21/2013 and 11/21/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3769.03
Rule Amplifies: 3769.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/70, 5/1/79, 1/1/85, 1/1/87, 12/5/94, 10/5/98