NHRA Female Jockey permanent sex allowance.

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1 month 2 days ago #846187 by Dave Scott
Subject: Rule 54.14

 

 

54.2     ALTERATIONS IN THE WEIGHTS

 

54.14   OWNERS or TRAINERS may claim and are responsible for the claiming of an APPRENTICE and female sex allowance in any RACE, except any RACE specified to preclude APPRENTICE and female sex allowances, for the RACE MEETING concerned.  The APPRENTICE allowance shall be 4Kg until the end of the RACE MEETING in which the APPRENTICE has ridden his 20th winner; thereafter the allowance shall be 2.5Kg until the end of the RACE MEETING in which the APPRENTICE has ridden his 40th winner and thereafter 1.5Kg until the end of the RACE MEETING in which the APPRENTICE rides his 50th winner. In the case of a female APPRENTICE, the allowance shall be 4Kg until the end of the RACE MEETING in which the APPRENTICE has ridden her 20th winner; thereafter the allowance shall be 3Kg until the end of the RACE MEETING in which the APPRENTICE has ridden her 40th winner and thereafter 2Kg until the end of the RACE MEETING in which the APPRENTICE rides her 50th winner. Thereafter there shall be a permanent female sex allowance of 1.5Kg for the remainder of her riding career.

 

 

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1 month 2 days ago #846188 by Dave Scott
I had a word with Vee in connection with above announcement and the reason for the change.

Vee would like to give more female jockeys a chance to join the industry as in places like Australia and UK there is a big population of lady riders.

This has been tried and successful in France.

Female horses have a sex allowance so why not the actual lady riders.

He hopes this will start a trend and upswing in ladies joining the ranks and also consider that a ladies riding lifespan is less than the male counterparts..

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1 month 2 days ago #846193 by PeterD
Equestrian sports are one of the few sports where men and women can and do compete on equal terms and where all the evidence is that women can and do hold their own. Sadly, irrational prejudice does persist making it more difficult for women to get opportunities in horse racing.
I would thus applaud this initiative by the NHRA to encourage more women to enter the jockey ranks, and to assist in getting them riding chances.
However, I am less sure that it is a good idea to have a lifetime allowance for a top woman rider.
The impact on MR assessments of allowances is problematic as horses that win under a good apprentice ride are effectively over- rated thereafter.
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1 month 2 days ago - 1 month 2 days ago #846194 by naresh
Rachel Venniker is going to be the most sought jockey or should I say jockette in the country. Barring black type races and sale races she will be able to claim in every race.
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1 month 1 day ago #846195 by Bob Brogan
I'm sure not that long ago the French introduced similar

Caused uproar among the male jocks, even AP MCcoy had a big mouth about it..

Think it's a great idea

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1 month 1 day ago #846202 by mr hawaii
Women don't need an allowance for racing - they have proven that as most are gentler riders and get more out of horses that need a calm hand - I see it as an insult to women riders who are true horsemen - In show-jumping women often best men - Perhaps advertising at schools for female riders to try out is a better option than penalising males because they carry 2 stones extra.

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1 month 1 day ago #846203 by mr hawaii

Rachel Venniker is going to be the most sought jockey or should I say jockette in the country. Barring black type races and sale races she will be able to claim in every race.
any stable worth 10 cents should rush to put her on retainer as you have a permanent 1.5kg advatage.

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1 month 1 day ago #846219 by Dave Scott
Just hope we don't have a Caitlyn Jenner out there to confuse matters. 😉

Let's give it a go 😃

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1 month 1 day ago #846221 by mr hawaii

Just hope we don't have a Caitlyn Jenner out there to confuse matters. 😉

Let's give it a go 😃
she does not believe that ex-males should compete against biological females so i wonder if she'd go for this... i'm as politically correct as Jacob Zuma so all these pro and fore nouns have no bearing on my reality. and i'm so insignificant that i can't be cancelled.

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1 month 1 day ago #846249 by Mac
They do this in France. (Apologies, haven’t read all the blogs above).


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1 month 1 day ago #846251 by mr hawaii

They do this in France. (Apologies, haven’t read all the blogs above).


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they also eat snails and frogs limbs and only 57% of them shower daily :evil: :evil:

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1 month 1 day ago #846267 by Sammy Silver
When is this new rule effective?

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