Starting Gate Driver

Steer vehicles that allows positioning of horses abreast of gate.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Starting Gate Drivers do?

Steers vehicle equipped with rear folding barrier that allows alignment and positioning of horses abreast of gate prior to official start of sulky race. Accepts control of vehicle acceleration from HORSE-RACE STARTER 153.267-010 who simultaneously actuates folding of gate at starting point of race. Drives vehicle off track to clear path for race.

Should I be a Starting Gate Driver?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Driver, Starting Gate

    How to become a Starting Gate Driver

    Starting Gate Drivers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Starting Gate Driver-related education!
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