Sta­tis­tics about fe­male par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Vic­to­rian Rac­ing In­dus­try:

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22% of jock­eys (up from 10% in 2005) = 47 fe­male rid­ers

In 2005 there were 23 fe­male jock­eys (race rid­ers in­clud­ing ap­pren­tices, pic­nic, jumps and se­nior rid­ers; ex­clud­ing track rid­ers) li­censed in Vic­to­ria. This rep­re­sented 10% of the state’s jockey pop­u­la­tion at the time.

In 2005, 19% of li­censed train­ers were fe­male.

In 2015, there are 231 li­censed fe­male train­ers in the state of Vic­to­ria. This rep­re­sents 24% of Vic­to­ria’s li­censed train­ers.

Of the 3,004 reg­is­tered Vic­to­rian sta­ble em­ploy­ees (this group in­cludes track rid­ers and Stable­hands) for the 2015-16 rac­ing sea­son, 49% are fe­male.

13 of the 23 first and se­cond year ap­pren­tices in Rac­ing Vic­to­ria’s Ap­pren­tice Jockey Train­ing Pro­gram are fe­males – a to­tal of 56.5% (* we have had an­other fe­male ap­pren­tice join the pro­gram from out­side Vic­to­ria since the ini­tial in­take).

40% of Vic­to­ria’s 71 race clubs (rep­re­sent­ing metropoli­tan, coun­try and pic­nic rac­ing clubs) are man­aged by fe­males.

Six fe­male jock­eys have won Group 1 races in Aus­tralia (Michelle Payne, Nikita Be­r­i­man, Kathy O’hara, Clare Lin­dop, Lau­ren Sto­jakovic & Linda Meech).

Grow­ing Fe­male Par­tic­i­pa­tion.

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