Dedication and bravery are prerequisites of almost every sport, and these qualities are found in abundance in racing. Australian jockeys are elite athletes who, quite literally, place their lives on the line every time they compete in a race.
Sadly, serious injuries are a frequent occurrence, and more than 800 riders have lost their lives since Australian racing first began. While accident insurance has become an essential feature of racing, all too often there are cases where jockeys and/or their families are plunged into financial hardship.
At the National Jockeys Trust our goal is to relieve this financial hardship and provide these families with the support, kindness and recognition that they deserve.
As a registered charity since 2004, we have helped over 350 jockeys and their families to overcome their financial woes and cope during these uncertain times when recovery is not always certain.
From our quality jockey merchandise to our numerous functions and events (including National Jockeys Celebration Day), we are constantly searching for ways to raise these much needed funds and provide meaningful assistance.
Through the support and donations of others, we can help financially support our members who require care and prevent unwanted medical bills.
We need the help of others, such as yourselves and organisations, to face this challenge and provide immediate and ongoing relief to all who qualify for support.
Please donate today or sign up for one of our many events below and witness the difference your support can make.
The Trust has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as an income tax exempt charity and as a deductible gift recipient. In addition we are registered by the charitable organisations licensing agencies in all 8 States and Territories.
Contact us today and remember to provide your name and address in order for us to send you a receipt.