How much do you pay your jockey out of the winnings?
There is a flat fee incase they don't win and then a percentage if they do. It's negotiated so not always the same .
Flit would you mind giving examples? I've been told a flat 50% of winnings. But this case involves my daughter whom is my jockey. Horses are boarded at my place including her own horse. I provide all feed and bedding. She trains my horses and those that I purchase to flip we are discussing profit shares on those also. I'm looking for guidance. Long hauls are my truck and trailer. Short hauls is her trailer and a mix of trucks. I pay all fuel and most repairs.
I'm so sorry ! Lol I thought you were referring to race horses on the track . Not barrel horses . Sounds like you are footing most of the bill between the two of you . Lol for barrel horses I say flat fee per run , maybe 20.00 I assume your paying the entry fees. If you win a check I would say no more than 20%
schnitkey - 2023-11-05 2:25 PM
I know several riders that ride for the public and they all say they get 50% of winnings after entry fee deducted. Except one. He says he gets 50% of winnings. No deductions. And he's the beat rider by far of the group. And the most winnings to split.
All negotiated up front. No surprises after. The 50% seems to be common.
Right now 50% split is winning. Seems like the racehorse jockeys are getting jipped.
Your rig, barn, horses, kid. Are you still feeding and housing kid?
No. Kid has graduated college, has a full time job that allows her to train and futurity ride. She is also freshly married. She also does the majority of stalls but I do and will keep the barn cleaned up also and will provide tractor and arena drag.
I have a trainer who rides my horses they are at her house. I pay entry fees for most things, futurities etc. Open barrel races. Some times I pay exhibition fees sometimes she does. If the horse wins less than $1000 she keeps the money, if it's more than that I take out entry fees then we decide on a split. One horse won about $2200 at the AQHA WORLD SHOW. The entry fees, stall, etc,etc was about $1500 (I think some was diesel also). I took out the $1500 and she got the rest. By the time you split $700 dollars or so, there isn't much to split.
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