Jocked Off

Isn't a jockey's pay shocking?

Riding racehorses is a hazardous occupation. Hundreds of jockeys get injured, miss important races and the chance to earn extra prize money each year. And with many jockeys earning peanuts compared to, say, Premier League footballers, some might have noticed that their pay checks aren’t equal to the risk involved – leaving them feeling a little jocked off.

But when you compare how much jockeys earn compared to other sportspeople considering the potential for injury – are they standing on their own two feet, or being taken for a ride? We’ve trawled through average salaries and the danger level of several sports to find out.

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