New York Adjusts Licensing Procedure For Jockey Agents by Paulick Report Staff|10.03.2022|5:27pm During Monday's meeting of the New York State Gaming Commission, a unanimous vote changed the license procedure for jockey agents in the state. According to the Thoroughbred Daily News, the vote changed a long-standing requirement for jockey agent applicants to have been previously licensed as an exercise rider, jockey, assistant trainer, or trainer for at least one year. Instead, aspiring jockey agents can be examined by the stewards to determine whether or not they are qualified for the position, then sit the exam. The previous rule only applied to individuals seeking their first license as a jockey's agent; agents licensed in other states were not subject to this rule. Read more at the TDN.