THE AMATEUR JOCKEYS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

IMPORTANT RULE CHANGE: REVERTING TO AMATEUR STATUS

01-10-2010

The AJA are pleased to announce that, thanks to agreement reached with the BHA after very lengthy negotiation, as from 1st October 2010 there has been a change to the Rules of Racing whereby a conditional/apprentice jockey wishing to revert to amateur status can do so if s/he has not ridden more than 25 winners as a conditional/apprentice.  

In addition, the 48 month time limit within which a conditional/apprentice must revert has been scrapped.

Please refer to:  http://rules.britishhorseracing.com/Orders-and-rules&staticID=126075&single=1Rider Manual (D)


PART 3 – AMATEUR RIDER’S PERMITS FROM THE AUTHORITY

19. Persons ineligible for an amateur rider’s permit

19.1 Subject to Paragraphs 19.2 and 19.3,

a Person is ineligible for an Amateur Rider’s Permit if he has been paid directly or indirectly for riding in a race, whether payment to him is made directly or indirectly.

19.2 A Person who was paid for riding in a race whilst authorised to ride by a Recognised Racing Authority is not ineligible by virtue of Paragraph 19.1 if the following conditions are met in relation to him

19.2.1 the first condition is that his authorisation by the Authority or a Recognised Racing Authority corresponds to

19.2.1.1 an Apprentice Jockey’s Licence, 19.2.1.2 a Conditional Jockey’s Licence, or 19.2.1.3 a steeple chase and hurdle race licence issued before July 1978 under the Rules of Racing then inforce;

19.2.2 the second condition is that he did not ride more than 25 winners under the Rules of any Recognised Racing Authority whilst holding such licences.

19.3 The following shall be disregarded for the purposes of Paragraph 19.1

19.3.1 any trophy that was advertised in the conditions of the race, 19.3.2 any expenses apportioned by F.E.G.E.N.T.R.I. for their Championship races under these Rules, 19.3.3 any reasonable expenses for Overseas Riders which are

19.3.3.1 offered by sponsors of an amateur or club race, 19.3.3.2 included in the conditions of the race, and 19.3.3.3 approved by the Authority,

19.3.4 any assisted or free travel and accommodation which is

19.3.4.1 offered to amateur riders when taking part in invitation races abroad, and

19.3.4.2 approved by the Racing Authority for the racecourse concerned, and

19.3.5 any other expenses or benefits approved by the Authority. 

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