We always use the best available jockey when we have a runner, but we do have our favourites! Besides ability, a jockey must have the trust and confidence of the trainer, and be prepared to follow riding instructions. They should also have the initiative to work out a “Plan B” if things don’t go the way the trainer expected in the race. Most importantly, the jockey should give an honest and reliable assessment of the horse’s performance and provide good feedback about the ground, the track, and the trip, to help us with future plans.
The jockeys in the gallery below have done extremely well for us, winning races in the Amazing Racing silks. Their stats when riding our horses are pretty impressive too, so we intend to keep using them when we can!