No Money In Australian Horse Training., Daily Racing Form, 1913-07-24


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NO MONEY IN AUSTRALIAN HORSE TRAINING It used to be reckoned that the Australian trainer wlO received 91250 a week for each horse in his rare was doing really well and there were many who would take them at less than that sum Now ¬ adays however there can be very little profit even at 1250 Higher wages are demanded by stable employees and other items arc increased cost of living as well as horse fodder Consequently If trainers feed their liorses and boys properly there Is little left out of 1250 Pay remarked a prominent trainer when asked his opinion why if you did not win a race now and then you would be working for bare expenses at 1250 a horse Recently a couple of wellknown Sydney trainers did increase their fees hilt even in most of our leading stables 1250 is still the rule Some train ors receive id per cent of winnings and with prize money now on such a liberal scale that occasionally runs into a tidy sum Still considering all the worry associated with the preparation of a horse for a big race it is a question whether the trainer who is rewarded on that basis Is as well paid as the jockey who receives 5 per cent for a winning mount on something he has never previously ridden even In a gallop Sydney Roforce

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