Expert Work Rider (China)

Elite Performance & Coaching
China
Full Time
Competitive
23 / 12

About Conghua Racecourse

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Conghua Racecourse is a world-class facility for the training of Hong Kong’s thoroughbred racehorses. Conghua Racecourse locates at Liangkou town, Conghua district, Guangzhou city, China.

Since the late 1970s, Hong Kong's horses have been stabled and trained exclusively at Sha Tin Racecourse. To supplement these facilities, for nearly 20 years The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) sought additional land in Hong Kong. Eventually, the HKJC settled on this site in Conghua where it designed and built the equestrian venue for the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games.

Spread across 150 hectares, Conghua Racecourse can house more than 660 active, in-training horses at its current stable capacity. They are assigned to reside in Conghua by their trainers and travel between Sha Tin and Conghua in specially-designed floats.

Located approximately 200 kilometres from Hong Kong, the journey from Sha Tin Racecourse to Conghua Racecourse is about three hours by car and four hours by specially-designed cross-boundary horse floats. These travel times, though new to Hong Kong, are standard practice in the sport worldwide, where horses invariably travel to many different racetracks in the course of a racing season.

Full description

The Job

You will

  • 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 and barrier trial when required
  • Give timely and accurate feedback and advice to the allocated Trainer (s) or delegate in riding, schooling and educating difficult or young thoroughbred racehorses
  • To assist during barrier trials, barrier practice and race day and racing related event duties.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by Stable Operations Manager or his delegate.

About You

You should

  • Be highly experienced rider of thoroughbred racehorses. 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 recognize 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

How to Apply

Please submit your CV via email: recruit.gz@hkjc.org.hk or cathy.qx.wu@hkjc.org.hk

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