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O’Keefe wants jockeys to have greater supervision

O’Keefe wants jockeys to have greater supervision

21 Dec, 2011

The Victorian Jockeys Association is in talks with Racing Victoria Limited on the issue of accountability for young jockeys.

The VJA wants the RVL to adopt the West Australian approach where the state’s controlling body employs the apprentices and has a greater say in their development.

”It’s the most demanding lifestyle of any sportsman that …

National Policy Conference Targets Trainer Injury Reports

National Policy Conference Targets Trainer Injury Reports

12 May, 2011

A number of new policies have resulted from the Australian stewards’ National Policy Conference in Melbourne this week.

One of the changes made during the conference was an obligation for trainers to report any surgery or illness their horses have suffered to the racing board before the horses can start in its next race.

This …