Jockeys ride racehorses at race meetings, in trials and for exercise.
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- receive instructions from trainers and owners before races
- ride horses during exercises, race trials and races
- judge the abilities of each horse and the best tactics to use to win each race
- discuss performance of horses with trainers after races or exercise gallops
- report anything that may have affected the horse's performance in a race to stewards and other racing authorities
- answer stewards' enquiries regarding the performance of their horse
- study videotapes of races to improve their own performance and to determine the best way to ride certain horses, after discussion with the trainer
- maintain their own riding equipment, including saddles and boots
VET (Vocational Education And Training)
- Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)
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