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Injured Jockeys Fund (Coops)


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Jockeys are self-employed and paid for each race they ride in. They receive £109.10 for Flat rides and £148.95 for Jump rides. They also get 10% of any prize money the horse earns.  They will supplement their earnings by riding out for trainers when the horses are being worked. They may also receive retainer fees to ride for a particular trainer or owner. They also have to pay their expenses in getting to each race course. There is a huge spread of income between the top jockeys and those further down the hierarchy.

So if they are injured they will lose all their earnings and would really struggle without the IJF providing a safety net. For jump jockeys in particular the risk of injury is so high as to make insurance very expensive.

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