Back on Course

Elizabeth Quinn

Horse-racing may be the sport of kings, but the humble jockey often pays the cost. What are the RTW processes and options for injured jockeys?

As Des O’Keefe, the general manager of the Australian Jockey's Association, recently noted, being a jockey is the only job in the world where “you are followed by an ambulance every time you go to work in the expectation that something disastrous can happen.” We look at the challenges jockeys face in their workplace, and the systems currently in place to assist them in the case of injury or death, as well as plans for imp...

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Published 29 November, 2010 | Updated 30 November, 2010