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.
|Jockey||Earning Per Race|
|Jump Jockeys Receive||£157.72 – US $100-$300|
|Flat Jockeys||£115.52 – US $90-$200|
|Simple Derby Race’s||$15,750 – $18,000|