The jockeys are the professionals who ride the horses in the horse racing events. The horse owners and the horse trainers nominate their jockey to ride their particular horse. They get a fixed fee from the owner for a race, irrespective of the result of the race.
In case, the jockey wins the race, s/he gets the predetermined percentage of the winning prize. Before working as a fully fledged jockey, the rider works as an apprentice jockey. On becoming experienced, most of the jockeys work as a freelancer for different owners and trainers.
After gaining a substantial amount of riding and overall experience, the jockeys also work as trainers. All the jockeys are allowed to work only with the proper licensure. Also, they are not permitted to bet on the race.
Jockeys specialize in different types of races such as flat race, jump race and harness race. Let’s take a look at the top 10 jump horse racing jockeys in the world.