John R. Velazquez
The total will be divided among the top five finishers. The winning horse’s owner takes home 62%, or $1.86 million. The winning jockey gets 10% of that, or $186,000. That number will get shaved down even more, by about 30%, since he must pay his agent and and his valet, who gets the jockey’s gear in place.4 мая 2019 г.
Although the Equibase.com data do not provide jockeys’ birth years, we estimated them broadly from the knowledge that working jockeys are between 16 and 58 years old. (Riders must be 16 to apply for a jockey’s license, and the oldest elite jockey was Bill Shoemaker, who retired at 58.)30 мая 2017 г.
Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori
Jockeys strike their horses to encourage them to run, and hitting them with the whip creates a popping sound that makes a horse focus. The modern whip is designed to create noise, not pain.
Most racehorse owners intend to win money by racing their horses. … From horses’ earnings, jockey and training fees are paid. After monthly expenses and fees are paid, there is usually very little profit remaining for the horse owner. As an example, in a race with a purse of $10,000, the winning horse owner gets $6000.
Jockeys are paid on a per mount (race) basis. … The jockey of the winning horse receives an amount equal to 10% of the winning owner’ s share of the total purse. (The winning owner in most states receives 60% of the total purse.) The second place jockey receives 5% of the owner’ s share of the second place purse money.
The rich list: which jockeys have earned the most money?
Brothers believes women are underrepresented in horse racing because there’s less mid-level racing than there was when she started, making it hard for female jockeys to rise through the ranks.
Behind the romanticized façade of Thoroughbred horse racing is a world of injuries, drug abuse, gruesome breakdowns, and slaughter. While spectators show off their fancy outfits and sip mint juleps, horses are running for their lives.