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The three-year venture between Oxford University and the racing industry, which has received more than PS220,000 in funding from the Racing Foundation, is aiming to improve the health and welfare of jockeys and stable staff who ride out.
Critics often say women jockeys do not have the physical strength of their male counterparts.
Paul Struthers, chief executive of the PJA, said: "Jack Berry became only the second non-jockey winner of a Lester and it says much about the esteem in which he is held by jockeys, in particular for his fundraising efforts and drive that led to the opening of Jack Berry House in Malton this year, that he was nominated in both Special Recognition categories.
Racing may be about a great sporting occasion and an enjoyable day out but what may often overlooked is that, every day, jockeys get up at the crack of dawn to train, drive hundreds of miles to their races and put themselves in constant danger of injury - all to ensure they are performing at the highest level and taking the sport to new heights.
The event will be held on October 14 and will see an Irish v UK Jump Jockeys Challenge and a Jump Jockeys v Flat Jockeys Challenge.
Paul Struthers, chief executive of the Professional Jockeys Association, said: "For jockeys, there is no greater recognition than that of their peers and winners treasure their awards.
It's great to see the number of female jockeys increasing significantly in recent years and the Coalition Government, in partnership with the racing industry, is investing in facilities to ensure female jockeys have access to good quality facilities," Dr Napthine said.
ARCADIA - Felipe Martinez, the popular jockey, has chosen a funny time to announce he's walking away.
Triple Crown Winner: The Earl Sande Saga is the biography of a tall, lanky kid you learned to ride in competitive horse races on the "leak-roof", dirt track, racing circuits, eventually rising to the top ranks of North American jockeys racing on the most prestigious courses in the country.
Jockeys are to boycott a race meeting at Wolverhampton next week because of safety concerns over a new team of stall holders.
The novel has a timely focus, considering the recent attention given to jockeys like Jimmy Winkfield and to the racism that still exists in the world of horse racing today.
A WORKING group has been set up by the Jockey Club to look at the problems jockeys face because of the increased fixture list.