Groom Elite 101 Program Approaching Quickly

There is still time to sign up for the Groom Elite 101 program that will begin Sept. 17 and run through Oct. 11 at Laurel Park.

As of late August, almost 20 people had signed up, and the limit for the class is 24. However, given the chance of defections, those interested in the program are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

Groom Elite 101 is an entry-level 40-hour certification course for horse care workers who have some experience at the racetrack but seek more comprehensive knowledge about horses and how to perform their jobs. It follows up on the Groom Elite 099 program held at Laurel for one week in June.

A few people who participated in the Groom Elite 099 program are among those who signed up for Groom Elite 101.

The program has varied from track to track, not in terms of required hours but the time frame in which the 40 hours are allocated. At some tracks it has spanned two weeks, but at Laurel it will run four consecutive weeks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the MTHA Laurel office at 410-792-7775.

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