Bravery, dedication, passion... these qualities are key in the world of racing, where every time a jockey climbs onto the back of a horse they are putting their life on the line in order to compete.
Yet sadly, even the finest Australian jockeys can suffer from serious injuries. Injuries that despite the protection of accident insurance can plunge jockeys and their families into financial hardship.
Luckily, The National Jockeys Trust can help...
We are a public charitable trust who is dedicated to providing funds and other benefits for the relief of financial difficulties for jockeys, apprentice jockeys and their families, when faced with serious injury, illness and even death.
Since 2004 we have helped more than 270 jockeys and their families to escape financial hardship, and we can help you too to protect your family where accident insurance cannot.
880 riders have lost their lives since the creation of Australian racing, and whilst accident insurance is an essential part of racing, it cannot always provide the protection jockeys need.
Fortunately, this no longer has to be the case...
Endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as an income tax exempt charity and as a deductible gift recipient, we are registered by the charitable organisations licensing agencies in all 8 States and Territories, meaning should illness, serious injury or sadly death of a jockey befall their families, we can provide them with the funding to remain financially secure.
Yet we need your help...
Whilst all of our Grants of financial assistance are strictly governed by the Trust's Deed, we face a real challenge in raising the funds needed to make a real meaningful difference to those who qualify under the NJT's charter. Funds that can mean the difference between financial struggle and stability.
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Through our merchandise, events and your generous donations we can turn the tide, and make a difference. Too often we forget the risk jockeys take every time they climb into the saddle, yet by making a small donation today you can help protect numerous jockeys and their families, and give them the support they deserve.
However, we appreciate that not everyone wants to make a donation. You want to be physically involved in the improvement of others lives and be present to witness the difference you can make. That is why we organise events throughout the year so you can actively be involved in our quest to support jockeys and their families, whilst being able to benefit from our diverse range of merchandise and goods.
Help Us Help Injured Jockeys. Please donate today or sign up for one of our many events and witness the difference your support can make.
Dedication and bravery are prerequisites of almost every sport, and these qualities are found in abundance in racing. Australian jockeys are elite athletes who quite literally place their lives on the line every time they compete in a race.
Sadly, serious injuries are a frequent occurrence, and more than 800 riders have lost their lives since Australian racing first began. While accident insurance has become an essential feature of racing, all too often there are cases where jockeys and/or their families are plunged into financial hardship.