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November 23, 2004

Health insurance panel holds first meeting on jockey insurance

A panel formed to review health insurance for jockeys agreed Monday that accidental and disability coverage for riders needs to be increased.

The group, the Jockeys' Medical Insurance Panel, also decided that jockeys are independent contractors, but the issue of jockey medical insurance deserves a solution, even if it is a state-by-state one.

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Posted by Tom Troceen