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Jockey Fund


A jockey, apprentice jockey, or exercise person performing services for an owner or trainer in connection with the training or racing of a thoroughbred horse at a facility of a racing association or corporation subject to article two or four of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law and subject to the jurisdiction of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, is regarded as the "employee" of The New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund, Inc. Such individual is also considered the employee of all owners and trainers who are licensed or required to be licensed under article two or four of the racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law at the time of any occurrence for which workers' compensation benefits are payable for such jockey, apprentice jockey or exercise person.