There is an interesting article on the Racing Post website analysing how much jockeys earn. While even the most casual viewer of racing will have heard of the likes of Frankie Dettori, what the top few jockeys earn is a world away from what your average jockey makes from racing.
For so many of them, the fee for riding will be all they get from a day 'at the office.' Winning would be a bonus. Jockeys, especially the young ones, often share a car to racecourses. That way they can significantly reduce the individual travel costs. Imagine if all jockeys . . .
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