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Expert Work Rider (China)

Hong Kong Jockey Club
Location Guangzhou, China
Posted 29/12/2018
Closes 27/01/2019
Sector Elite Performance & Coaching
Function Coaching & Sports Development, Technical & Elite Performance
Contract Type Contract
Hours Full Time
Salary Competitive

Job Description

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) is operating a Racecourse ( at Conghua in Guangdong Province, South China, which officially opened in August 2018. The Conghua Racecourse (CRC) is a major strategic project of HKJC as a cross-border home of HKJC’s stabling, training and racing facilities to support Hong Kong racing operations. It is a 150 plus hectare horse training facility designed to accommodate more than 650 horses from Hong Kong.  By transferring horses to CRC for training, it enables HKJC to upgrade training facilities to maintain world-class standard so as to meet the growing demand for horse ownership in Hong Kong. 

Expert Work Rider (China)

The Job

You will:

  • Be highly experienced rider of thoroughbred racehorses
  • Possess high ability in riding thoroughbred racehorses at slow work or fast gallop ‘to time’ or uphill gallop as requested by the allocated Trainer(s) or his delegate
  • Attend stall test/barrier trial when required
  • Give timely and accurate feedback/ advice to the allocated Trainer (s) or delegate in riding/ schooling and educating difficult / young thoroughbred racehorses
  • Have experience and ability to assist the starting gate team during barrier trials, barrier practice and race day/racing related event duties
  • Attend and/ or assist other departments for race day/racing related events as assigned by the department
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by Manager when necessary
  • Be based in Conghua district of Guangzhou City, China

About You

You should:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years working experience in riding thoroughbred racehorses
  • Preferably be an ex-licensed jockey
  • Preferably have Asian/Mainland China working experience
  • Be able to jump a horse out of the starting gate and recognise signs of lame horse, deemed to have “bled” or striking itself
  • Be able to fit a bridle, saddle, martingale, breastplate, boots and other gears under the instructions from his/her allocated Trainer(s) and or delegate
  • 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 CRC and the individual.

How to apply

Please send your resume providing data about your education, professional qualifications, work experience (with reference letters) as well as your height/current weight and expected salary.

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