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Concerns For Increasing Jockey Workload

BY G1X STAFF - @g1xracing
5 months ago Horse Racing

The Victorian Jockeys Association remains concerned by the ever increasing workload of today’s jockeys.

The CEO of the VJA, Matthew Hyland, says he is worried by the number of hours hoops, both budding and established, are clocking on a weekly basis simply to meet demands.

Bothered by the increasing workload of jockeys in Victoria, Hyland admits it is an issue which does not have a clear solution.

“Well it’s not a new problem, this has been gradually building up over the past few years. Certainly since I’ve been in the role,” he said on SEN’s KB & The Doc.

“We’ve seen a massive increase in the number of regional jump outs and one of the reasons that is the case is because we’ve got Lindsay Park based in Euroa.

“So they are utilising trials at Seymour and Tatura and we’ve got Darren Weir who is based at Ballarat and using regional tracks all over the place. The Western Districts, everywhere, so the pressure is on riders to turn up.

“Somebody’s got to ride tho...

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