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Victorian Jockeys Set For Showdown Over Safety Vests

Victorian Jockeys Set For Showdown Over Safety Vests

Victorian jockeys are set for a showdown with the Australian Racing Board over highly contentious use of safety vests.

Chief Executive of the Victorian Jockeys’ Association Des O’Keeffe confirmed that he would be meeting with Andrew Harding of the Australian Racing Board to discuss the vests.

Jockeys vests tend to weigh around 500g but riders get a 1kg claim to ...