Riders and harness drivers

If a person is engaged to participate as a rider in a horse race conducted as part of a race meeting held under Racing Victoria's 'Rules of Racing'; or if a person other than an apprentice or the owner or trainer of the horse to be ridden, holds a licence, permit or approval to ride granted in accordance with the 'Rules of Racing' and they agrees to do 'ride work' on a horse at any racecourse or training track or in the environs of a racecourse or training track, then for WorkCover insurance purposes, that person shall be treated as a worker solely employed by Racing Victoria while participating as a rider or doing riding work. Any amounts paid to the person in respect of so participating or doing shall be remuneration.

If a person is engaged to participate as a rider in a horse or pony race; or a driver in a harness race – conducted as part of a mixed sports gathering within the meaning of the Racing Act 1958 and held in accordance with section 19 of the Racing Act 1958, for WorkCover insurance purposes, while that person is participating, they shall be treated as a worker of the club, association or body of persons holding the mixed sports gathering; and amounts paid or payable to the person are remuneration.