Riding fees to rise by 2.8%

  • Last Updated: December 13 2012, 17:48 GMT

Jockeys' riding fees will rise by 2.8% on January 1 following an agreement between the Racehorse Owners Association and Professional Jockeys Association.

Jockeys: Pay rise agreed

The fee on the Flat will be £115.52 (from £112.37 in 2012) and £157.72 (from £153.42) over jumps.

"We are glad to have come to a fair and reasonable agreement with the PJA that riding fees will increase by 2.8% in 2013," said ROA chief executive Richard Wayman.

"The ROA Council recognised the difficult financial situation faced by many jockeys, particularly given the continuing high motoring and fuel costs which make up a significant proportion of their expenses."

Professional Jockeys Association chief executive Paul Struthers said: "We are pleased to have worked with the ROA and agreed a riding fee increase that is slightly above general wage inflation."