Jockey Essential Functions information pack for treating practitioners

Australian Racing Board

  • Project code: PRJ-003587

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, January 8, 2010

  • Project completion date: Friday, July 29, 2011

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


The project will form part of a wider multidisciplinary collaborative study between Australia and Ireland, which will investigate the multifactorial demands placed on jockeys. The study is designed to evaluate the physiological, cognitive, health and lifestyle characteristics of jockeys.


Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

Australian Racing Board

Objective Summary

The project has a number of key objectives which include:
1-Analysis of the critical multifactorial demands involved in flat horse racing, trackwork and barrier trials.
2-An increased awareness as to the critical demands of being a jockey within that practitioner who are involved in jockey well-being.
3-Improvement in the overall quality care of jockey well-being
4-increased self sufficiency of practitioners located in remote areas
5-A standardization of management of Jockey medical care on a nationwide basis.
6- Development and updating of a web based resource for medical practitioners who are involved in the treatment and care of jockeys.