Graduated Jockey Fee System., Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-27


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GRADUATED JOCKEY FEE SYSTEM. A graduated jockey fee system is proponed by a Kentucky turf writer, who is confident that such a method would tend to improve raring. He sa.s "At pi- sent Jockeys riding in Kentucky receive 8 for winning moanta and #10 f r losing mounts, a jockey who finishes second or third receives no more nay than tlie Jockey who finishes tenth in a i fii Id of ten. The purses are distributed to lie-- -s I which finish first, second and third, and in stake races the fourth horse usually saves his stake en trance, then why should not the jockey mom y be distributed in the same manner: An easy way to ■ 1 divide the jockey money properly would be to pay 9 for winning moanta, 8 for placed horses, 0 i for show boraea and give to the Jockeys who i failed to git their mounts in the money. This gives • a premium for the baps Who are always trying to i get down in front. Too many mounts are now pulled I up whin their rhiTs see they have no chain t to • win. If a graduated jockey fee system was in i vogu- raring natrons would find their horses ridden i out. and those who wager oa them to place and I show would have a much bitter opportunity of winning than they have now. Horsemen at I.itonia i discussed this rule last fall and were unanimous in l their praise of such a measure."

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