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Riding Fees Rise For Vict Jockeys

Tuesday, 11th July 2006

Racing Victoria & the Victorian Jockeys' Association announced "a package of pay rises & benefits to be implemented over 3 years for jockeys riding in Victoria". The increases (to commence from the 2006-07 season on 1 August) include:

  • An increase in the riding fee for flat races from $125.55 per ride to $145 for 2006-07 (increasing to $152.50 in 2007-08 & $160 in 2008-09).
  • An increase in the riding fee for jumps races from $217 per ride to $250 per ride for 2006-07 (increasing to $265 in 2007-08 & $280.90 in 2008-09).
  • An increase in the Career Benefit superannuation contribution from $5 to $7.50 per ride in 2007-08 (& to $10 in 2008-09).
  • Introduction of a $60 minimum ride allowance in 2006-07 for jockeys with 3 or less engagements at a race meeting (increasing to $63 in 2007-08 & $66 in 2008-09).
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