Jockey Valet

Attend to Jockeys at racetrack performing a variety of services.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $31,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Jockey Valets do?

Attends to JOCKEY at racetrack performing variety of services: Saddles horse and inserts lead pads in saddle pockets to meet weight specifications for race. Places number on saddle to correspond with horse’s entry number in race. Reads color assignment chart and obtains specific colors of silks from color room corresponding to stable colors. Assists JOCKEY to dress for race. Unsaddles horse after race and returns riding equipment to storage area. Cleans saddles, washes silks, and shines boots for JOCKEY.


Should I be a Jockey Valet?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to become a Jockey Valet

    Most Jockey Valets have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9jaaaa&chl=no+college+%2887%25%29|certificate+%2813%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,87,87
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