• The average income of a Jockey in USA & UK

    by  • July 6, 2014 • Horse Racing

    You must be wondering, how much does a horse racing jockey earn in top flight races?

    Betting on horse racing go hand in hand in USA, United Kingdom and around the world. Well, according to the rumoured figures they are not earning much.

    Lets take “Kentucky Derby US” for example, the rider of a winning horse receive 10% of owner share which is somewhere in the region of $1,425,000. That means, the jockey takes 10% of that amount which is around $142,000 while the runner up and third place jockey takes 5% each.

    The jockeys who doesn’t make into the top 3 ranks can barely make any money. A successful jockey could make more than $1 million annually in US.

    Jockey’s average income, during a race.

    Average Payout Per Race
    Jockey Earning Per Race
    Jump Jockeys Receive £157.72  – US $100-$300
    Flat Jockeys £115.52 – US $90-$200


    Yearly Average Income of a Horse Jockey
    Jockey Yearly Income
    Major Events $22,000
    Simple Derby Race’s $15,750 – $18,000