News About: Victorian Jockeys Association

Australian Racing Board proposes claim for female jockeys

Australian Racing Board proposes claim for female jockeys

29 Jun, 2012

Group 1 winning jockey Nikita McLean has slammed suggestions that female jockeys should be given an allowance to ride against the boys after a proposal has been put forward by the Australian Racing Board.

Nikita McLean, who rode Tears I Cry to victory in the 2007 Emirates Stakes, thinks the proposed claim for female jockeys …

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 …

Rodder cleared to ride – RAD board decision

Rodder cleared to ride – RAD board decision

1 Dec, 2011

The untenable stance held by Racing Victoria stewards concerning the Talia Rodder case has been unsurprisingly quashed by the Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board today.

The aged apprentice is clear to ride after the RAD board ruled her ride on Serene Tanie at Moonee Valley on November 19 was an error of judgment.

Stewards …

Steps Taken To Avoid Repeat Of Williams’ Cup Saga

Steps Taken To Avoid Repeat Of Williams’ Cup Saga

23 Nov, 2011

The disparity in the appeal system for suspended jockeys between states was brought to light in controversial circumstances during the 2011 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Both Nash Rawiller and Craig Williams found themselves facing suspensions that resulted in them missing rides in the Melbourne Cup.

For Williams it likely cost him a victory too with Dunaden …

Jockeys Call For Minimum Weight Rise

Jockeys Call For Minimum Weight Rise

17 May, 2011

Jockeys are outraged after discovering that the national stewards’ conference held last week has postponed a rise in the weight scale.

There has been a recent call from jockeys to rethink the minimum weights in races in order to allow them to be able to ride without needing to starve themselves.

Victorian Jockeys Association chief …

Apprentice Jockey Suffers Horror Fall

Apprentice Jockey Suffers Horror Fall

8 May, 2011

Apprentice jockey Jake Noonan has suffered a bad fall at Flemington

Leading apprentice jockey Jake Noonan has suffered a horror fall during the final race of the day at Flemington yesterday.

The young jockey was riding Lee Freedman’s Safe in the 1,200 metre Veolia Environmental Services Handicap when the horse fell 200 metres from home.…

Horse Dies In First Race Of Warrnambool’s Jumps Carnival

Horse Dies In First Race Of Warrnambool’s Jumps Carnival

3 May, 2011

Warrnambool’s May Racing Carnival has witnessed horror start, with a horse dying after falling in the first race of the day.

Shine The Armour was the victim of a shocking race fall that occurred at the second last jump of the 3,200 metre Maiden Hurdle.

The horse’s jockey, Michelle Hagley, was taken to Warrnambool Base …