Tougher criteria for aspiring British jockeys

Josephine Gordon became only the third woman to win the flat racing champion apprentice title in 2016

British jockeys will face tougher criteria to enter horseracing as a result of new rules issued by the British Horseracing Authority.

The BHA says 30% of jockeys who attend licensing courses never ride a winner, despite money being spent on training.

From 1 April, apprentice or conditional jockeys applying to attend a course must undergo a pre-licence assessment.

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