Star-studded line-up for inaugural Female Jockey Championship in Launceston

Sunday 4 March 2018

The inaugural Australian Female Jockey Championship has attracted a star-studded line-up to compete for the title of champion rider in Launceston on Wednesday night.

The event will comprise four races in which the riders will compete for points with the top point scorer after the four races to be declared the winner.

Raquel Clark will represent South Australia and no doubt the former Tasmanian will be keen to make an impact on the scoreboard.

Winona Costin from NSW has been back riding winners so she looms as one of the favourites along with Western Australia’s Lucy Warwick and Queensland’s rising star Alannah Fancourt.

Former top jockey and now Sky Channel presenter in Queensland, Bernadette Cooper is the ambassador of the event and will co-host the event which will be streamed live on tasracing.com.au

The jockeys expected to compete are:

Points for the AFJC will be awarded in each race on the following basis:

Number of starters 12: 19(1), 14(2), 11(3), 9(4), 8(5), 7(6), 6(7), 5(8), 4(9), 3(10), 2(11), 1(12)

Number of starters 11: 18(1), 13(2), 10(3), 8(4), 7(5), 6(6), 5(7), 4(8), 3(9), 2(10), 1(11)

Number of starters 10: 17(1), 12(2),   9(3), 7(4), 6(5), 5(6), 4(7), 3(8), 2(9), 1(10)

Number of starters 9:   16(1), 11(2),   8(3), 6(4), 5(5), 4(6), 3(7), 2(8), 1(9)

Number of starters 8:   15(1), 10(2),  7(3), 5(4), 4(5), 3(6), 2(7), 1(8).

In the event of a horse being scratched or failing to complete the race as a result of a racing incident deemed by the Meeting’s Stewards Panel, five (5) points shall be awarded to the rider. In all other cases where a horse and rider fail to complete the race the jockey will receive one point.

Should there be a  dead heat for any placing in any race, the points for the horses involved in the dead heat will be added together and divided equally among the riders concerned.

If a rider is suspended in a race in the Series, no points will be awarded to the rider for that race. For the purposes of these rules, suspension shall only refer to race day determination of the stewards in that race, and not to any subsequent determination emanating from another matter.

In the event of a horse being disqualified from a race in the Series points will not be awarded to the rider for that race. For the purposes of these rules, disqualification shall only refer to a race day determination of the stewards and not to any subsequent determination emanating from another matter.

The winner will also receive a cash award of $5000 with $1000 for second and $500 for third.

Full profiles of all jockeys competing in the Championship.