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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 ...

Gauci Hurt In Mornington Race Fall

Gauci Hurt In Mornington Race Fall

Jockey Darren Gauci is in hospital this morning after a nasty fall at Mornington yesterday.

Gauci was aboard the Nikki Burke trained Gothic Armageddon, who veered sharply as the horses approached the winning post for the first time in the 2444m event. The horse then crashed through the plastic running rail, dislodging Gauci in the process.

Gauci was taken ...