THE AMATEUR JOCKEYS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

Category: BHA and Regulatory Updates

BHA increase Category B course funding

25-11-2009

Thanks to a request from the AJA, we are delighted to report that the BHA have very kindly agreed to increase the current Category B course funding of 26 places per year to 36 places per year (to be completed at either the British Racing School (Newmarket) or The Northern Racing College (Doncaster)) as from 2010.

This is really welcome news to all aspiring Cat A amateur jockeys with an eye to progressing their riding careers and we are most grateful to the British Horseracing Authority and to both racing colleges for all of their help and support.

BHA ANNOUNCE NEW WHIP & CHIP BUT AMATEURS EXEMPT

16-10-2009

The BHA has announced the introduction of a new whip for jockeys but the good news for amateurs is that they are exempt from this change.

The modified whip, which will include a microchip to allow research into the whip’s cushioning longevity, will be made available to British professional jockeys over the next few months, firstly on the Flat. ¬†Modifications have also been made to the grip. ¬†

The BHA policy on whip use can be found at: http://www.britishhorseracing.com/inside_horseracing/about/whatwedo/disciplinary/20080807whipuse.pdf