Top 10 achievements for 2021
WAGERING TURNOVER ON JUMPS RACING SET A NEW TURNOVER RECORD SET A NEW TURNOVER RECORD IN 2021 ($56.2m) EXCEEDING 2020 BENCHMARKS BY 12%
SAFEST JUMPS RACING SEASON SINCE 2001
The 2021 season saw 186 horses compete – the highest number in a season since the reset in 2009 and up from 125 in 2010.
The introduction of new One-Fit Hurdles, designed to further improve safety for horse and rider, saw 2021 achieve the lowest fall rate in history – down 66% on the 10-year average.
RACING VICTORIA SIGNIFICANT PRIZE MONEY INCREASE
RV reaffirmed its commitment to jumps racing by increasing prizemoney over the season by $850,000. The significant increase, which takes the total available prizemoney over the 2022 jumps racing season to more than $4.66 million, reflects the current strength of jumps racing in Victoria and is predicted to enhance year-on-year growth for turnover.
IMPROVING FITNESS & SAFETY FOR HORSES
Implementing schooling lanes for jumps racing across the state. Racing clubs include Wangaratta, Seymour Mornington, Ballarat, Pakenham, Lang Lang, (private property) Seymour, Geelong, Stawell and Horsham (private property) have all recently received jumping lanes to improve fitness of staying horses.
This along with the OneFit Hurdles, new steeples at Warrnambool, softer race tracks, expanded veterinary checks and an order for jockeys to retire their horse from a race if it is fatigued, not jumping satisfactorily or out of contention.
Continuing to work with club stakeholders and partners such as Country Racing Victoria and Racing.com to create fun and interactive race days for participants and spectators to attend and watch on television.
RV INVESTMENT OF $450,000 + INTO NEW EZYFIX STEEPLE FENCES
193 HORSES ON THE RETIRED JUMPS HORSE REGISTER
INCEPTION OF GROUND STAFF AWARDS
COLLABORATION WITH AUSTRALIAN RACING MUSEUM TO IMPROVE JUMPS RACING COLLECTION
95% ATTENDANCE AT ANNUAL JOCKEY UP SKILLING
10 reasons why your organisation should support Jumps Racing & the clubs who host it.
- The Jumps Racing Industry, account for more than a quarter of Victoria and South Australian trainers and provide thousands of jobs across the two states.
- You are able to experience regional hospitality which enhances employment opportunities and the liveability of regional communities. Almost 63% of racing employees, volunteers and participants reside in regional Victoria. *1
- Racing brings more than $1.5billion annually to regional economies across the state, supporting local businesses. You are adding value to our economy. *2
- More than 1,450 charitable organisations are supported by the racing industry. These Charities receive millions per annum in funds, in addition to the in-kind support provided, your contribution assists with this cause. *3
- Racing has World Class equine welfare standards and practices. In late 2019, Racing Victoria announced a $25 million equine welfare plan dedicated to the welfare of Victorian thoroughbred and post-racing wellbeing.95% of our jumps trainers say that it is an easy transition to re-home a jumps horse because of the horse's life experience. Jumps Racing provides a source for some of the most educated and sought after horses post retirement from the track.
- 80% of jumps trainers have grown up around horses. This leads to exceptional horsemanship, these skills can be passed down to the next generation, allowing horses to continue being an integral part of the lifestyle of farmers, equestrians, owners, riding for disabled & paths of equine therapy.
- Horse Racing is in the top 10 of most watched sports in the country. Your business will be showcased to thousands of viewers with both national and international audiences.
- Your sponsorship allows the jumps racing industry to improve its social licence. Both in equine & participant welfare. Ensuring that as a sponsor your expectations of the sport of jumps racing are met by initiatives which continue to improve industry standards. In turn your enjoyment for the sport will increase.
- By aligning your business with jumps racing. You are contributing to the opportunity for a thoroughbred to continue racing up until the age of 12 years before retiring. This alone is a vast improvement on longevity, counting to half of the average lifespan of the horse.
- Continued support from your organisation allows the jumps racing industry to continue to fund operations & equine welfare initiatives, careers in racing, mental health initiatives with ground staff and trainers and enjoyable events and race days for you, your clients and your families.
1. Country Racing Victoria, 10 reasons why you should support Victorian Horse Racing.
3. Country Racing Victoria, 10 reasons why you should support Victorian Horse Racing.