jockey health

Gulfstream Jockeys Complete Baseline Tests For New Concussion Protocol

Baseline testing was conducted on jockeys Friday at Gulfstream Park as part of its concussion protocol procedures. The tests, used to assess an athlete’s balance, memory skills and ability to focus and solve problems, were conducted by members of Baptist Health South Florida and Dr. Michael Swartzon, who works with the Miami Dolphins of the […]

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Retirement Plan, Wellness Key Topics At Jockeys’ Guild Annual Meeting

The Jockeys’ Guild held its 2018 Annual Meeting, sponsored by TVG Betfair USA, in Las Vegas, Nev., on Dec. 10-11. The assembly was attended by active and retired jockeys from the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industries, with jockeys representing tracks throughout the United States. Those in attendance participated in presentations and discussions on how to […]

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Staff Burnout Leads British Officials To Schedule Seasonal Breaks, Earlier Night Card Finishes

Britain’s Professional Jockeys Association is hopeful new schedule breaks and earlier finish times for night racing in 2019 will work to curb exhaustion for its riders and stable staff, according to a Racing Post report. “Burnout is the big word,” PJA executive director Dale Gibson told the Post. “We have 30 additional evening fixtures this […]

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