Author Archive | Robert

New Safety Helmet and Vest Rule for Delaware

A new Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission rule for safety helmet and vest will be effective starting in 2016. All safety helmets and vests worn must now be manufactured to an approved published standard. The new rule is: 8.0 Jockeys and Apprentice Jockeys. 8.15 Safety Helmets and Safety Vests. Every individual shall, when mounted on a […]

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2015 ICHSWJ Presentaions

Presentations from the 2015 International Conference for Health, Safety & Welfare of Jockeys are now available. Many of these presentations are on the cutting edge of jockey health and welfare, covering the full range from safety helmets, weights, injuries & concussion, to insurance, and represent years of research from scientists and individuals from around the world […]

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IMPORTANT! December is Open Enrollment for health benefit changes

December and January is Open Enrollment for your health benefits. You can change plans, add or drop dependents, all without any penalty or restrictions. If you make any changes, your new coverage, and new premiums, will be effective January 1, 2016. PLEASE BE AWARE, OUR HEALTH PREMIUMS HAVE INCREASED!!! VIEW HERE. There are Special Enrollment Periods […]

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2015 ICHWSJ Agenda set

The agendas for the 2015 International Conference for Health, Safety & Welfare of Jockeys have been finalized and can be viewed here. The conference is the premier conference for jockey safety in the world, with racing administrators, medical officers, jockey organizations and leading researchers in the field presenting presentations on a variety of topical issues facing jockeys. […]

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2015 Training Hours

This schedule is subject to change due to daylight hours. Adjustments in order to safely extend training and/or inclement weather conditions will be announced in advance. Main Track open 7 days per week 5:30 – 10:30 am (daylight dependent) Renovation breaks 7:30 – 8:00 am 9:00 – 9:30 am Starting Gate 7:00 – 10:00 am […]

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I’m MAD as hell!

Prompted by the recent catastrophic injury to jockey Anna Von Rosen, I was motivated to draft ideas for addressing the problems of inadequate on-track insurance and the under-funding of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) with which the jockeys continue to struggle year after year, injury after injury, when I came across an article written […]

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We switched health providers for 2014!

Effective January 1st 2014 the Delaware Jockeys Health & Welfare Fund changed health providers from United Healthcare to Aetna. The three health plans currently offered through United Healthcare will be offered through Aetna with no changes to benefits, co-pays, and deductibles. Dental and vision benefits  remain with Guardian with no changes to any benefits, but […]

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DJH&WBB Meeting rescheduled for October 16th

The Delaware Jockeys’ Health & Welfare Benefit Board (DJH&WBB) will hold a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 2:15 p.m., in the second floor conference room of the horsemen’s Office, located on the grounds of Delaware Park, 777 Delaware Park Boulevard, Wilmington, Delaware 19804. The meeting is open to the public and all […]

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Delaware Jockey H&W Board Update

On July 24, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed an amendment to Title 29 of the Delaware Code relating to the Jockeys Health and Welfare Benefit Board. The amendment changes the membership of the Jockeys Health and Welfare Benefit Board to include, among the six-member board, one active Delaware jockey and one retired Delaware jockey participating in […]

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Agenda for the 2013 International Conference for the Health, Safety & Welfare of Jockeys

The agenda for the 2013 International Conference for the Health, Safety & Welfare of Jockeys to be held September 13th and 14th at Monmouth Park, NJ, is now available online at http://deljocks.com/i-c-h-s-w-j/2013-i-c-h-s-w-j/. The two-day conference is organized by the European Medical Officers Group and comes under the auspices of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. The ICHSWJ is […]

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