Tragic Week for Jockeys Nationally
The Australian Jockeys Association and National Jockeys Trust are deeply saddened by the events on Saturday 8 April involving the death of one jockey, and critical injuries to another three riders.
Des O’Keeffe Appointed Chairman of the AJA
The directors of the Australian Jockeys Association are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Des O’Keeffe to the position of Chairman of the AJA from 1 January 2017.
Since 2009 the AJA has been successful in obtaining 1% of prizemoney so that jockeys no longer have to pay for their Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurances. The AJA has arranged a national…
The Australian Jockeys’ Association (AJA) and LUCRF (Labour Union Co-operative Retirement Fund) Super have entered into another three-year partnership that will ensure significant ongoing financial…
Queensland Workers Compensation and Riding Fees
The AJA continues to support Queensland jockeys in obtaining improvements to their Workers Compensation benefits, and an increase in their Riding Fees.
Padded Whip Rule
The current padded whip rules are not working and this has been clearly demonstrated with over 2000 reprimands/fines/suspensions incurred since 1st January 2016