How much money does a horse jockey make.?
I have a nine year old nephew who wants to be one but my family does not know how much money they make.
Most Jockeys make a very small amount per-ride
and 10 % of the prize money.
ie; TODAYS KENTUCKY DERBY # 1 winner will get like $200,000 for the day .. coz the prize is like $2 M
but for the derby ther are bonuses also and endorsement offers from advertisers.
At regular races if you win - and the purse (win jackpot) is $40,000 the jockey gets $4,000
If the 2nd place prize is $10,000 the jockey makes $1,000
if 3 rd place is $2500 he/she gets $250.
The others ..settle for like $100. per mount..or so.
Jockeys can ride for as many trainers/owners as they can negotiate a deal with. some jockey ride a horse in 8 or 9 sometimes all of a ten ( 10 ) race day at the track.
the more wins a jockey starts to get - the more he is noticed by trainers who wish too hire him and the higher he can demand a higher "guaranteed $$ fee for riding"..
If your son really like horses..he should consider "being a trainer"..they get 30% +of the winning prize money.
race horse owners are always looking for a great trainer.
10% of the purse.
Do You mean Professional??? If they are good my guess would be a few hundred thousand. Do you know they have to be very short? and slim. Here is a good web-site
Also good Jockeys can command 25 to 30% of a purse not the normal 10%
Jockeys can make a decent living, the top jockeys make a ton. Where they have gotten screwed is on catastrophic injury insurance. The jockeys here at Churchill Downs have gone on strike over it, and the track owners have been real dicks about it. The jockey's own people who were supposed to keep an insurance policy for them let it lapse, and stole most of the fund for themselves. Not every jockey earns like Kobe Bryant. Most are work-a-day folk.
the top 30 or so jocks make 1 to 3 million a year, they ride 800 to 2000 races a year at 100.00 or per race, and get a %
of the purse the top jockey last year was Garrett K. Gomez whos mounts earned over 20 million.
they get a % of the purse and the more u win the more u get
unless u become famous, it is not the best way to get rich
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