RIDING FEE INCREASE IN QUEENSLAND

RIDING FEE INCREASE IN QUEENSLAND

Queensland jockeys are set to get a riding fee increase which will see their basic rate rise by $40 over a three year period.

Jockey fees were increased from $180 to $200 per ride in 2018 and from July this year it will go to $205. That will be followed by an increase to $212 in July 2020 and to $220 the following year.

In addition, Racing Queensland will also lift the maximum weekly benefit applicable under the workers’ compensation insurance policy.

“The agreement is the culmination of a positive and collaborative approach to negotiations between Racing Queensland and the QJA,” RQ’s chief operating officer Adam Wallish said.

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