Expert Work Rider

Hong Kong Jockey Club
Location New Territories, Hong Kong
Posted 13/04/2017
Closes 13/05/2017
Sector Clubs & Teams
Function Events & Operations
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

Remarkable Careers

A world-class horse racing operator and one of the world’s largest charity contributors, donating a record HK$3.9 billion in 2015/16. A major taxpayer, Hong Kong's largest by far, generating HK$20.9 billion in 2015/16 for public funds. A pioneer in technology, striving for the highest levels of customer service. A membership club, recognised as one of Asia’s most prestigious. Above all an organisation dedicated to the overall betterment of Hong Kong.  This is The Hong Kong Jockey Club, a truly remarkable organisation offering you a rewarding career with unparalleled prospects for growth and development.

Expert Work Rider

The Department

The Racing Operations Department manages and cares for in excess of 1200 thoroughbreds in training and races.  Currently, there are 22 Trainers licensed to train horses. First-class race meetings are held on most Wednesday nights and weekends between September through to July.

We are seeking an experienced and energetic work rider to join our Racing Operations team.

The Job

Work stations in Hong Kong

You will

  • exercise and ride racehorses at Trackwork or at other training facilities for slow work or fast gallop during morning or afternoon as instructed by your allocated Trainer
  • be able to competently ride and to time
  • give timely and accurate feedback/advice to the Trainer or his delegate in riding/schooling/educating horses
  • Perform raceday related duty as assigned by the Racing Operations Department and Starting Gate Team.

About You

You must

  • have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in riding race horses
  • be able to jump a horse out of the gate and gallop a horse at a running time requested by the Trainer
  • be able to communicate in English

Terms of Employment

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualification and experience. A contract employment will be offered to the successful candidate. Contract renewal will be subject to mutual agreement between the Club and the individual.

How to apply

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Hong Kong Jockey Club

A world leading horse racing organisation. A truly remarkable organisation offering you remarkable career opportunities with unparalleled prospects for future growth and development.