Jockey Agent

Represent riders of race horses in negotiations with owners.
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Salary Range
$40,000 – $114,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Jockey Agents do?

Represents riders of race horses in negotiations with owners to arrange for riding engagements at racetrack: Contacts riders to ascertain races and dates they are available for hire. Confers with owners of horses scheduled to race to inform them of riders available. Negotiates with owners for riding fees. Records name of owner, horse, date, and number of race in engagement book. Notifies riders of contracted engagements, and terms agreed on. Notifies riders to report to owner for briefing on horse’s temperament and behavior, and other riding instructions. Collects hiring fees from riders.

Should I be a Jockey Agent?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Jockey's Agent

    How to become a Jockey Agent

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