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Same Dilemma Different Place

Friday, 15th July 2005

Meanwhile, proving that the same issues face racing globally, "discussions are continuing in Kentucky on who should pay for jockeys' insurance." According to a thoroughbredtimes.com report, "Industry stakeholders told the Kentucky Blue Ribbon Panel on Jockey Compensation Insurance on Thursday that they agree there is a need for increased jockey insurance, but continued to disagree on who should pay for such increases most likely to come in the form of workers' compensation insurance." The biggest argument coming from the powerful US Jockeys' Guild, is that the 1,200 riders ranked below the top 100 simply cannot afford to pay for the insurance. "The panel will meet July 20 in Lexington to discuss documentation from racetracks concerning their insurance costs."

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