Horse Racing Jockeys Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Jockeys are an integral part of horse racing and knowing all the information surrounding them can make a big difference between winning and losing.

Much of the betting analysis involves the jockey and given the talent Australasia has on offer, finding quality jockeys to bet on isn't overly difficult.

With big names including Hugh Bowman, James McDonald, Damien Oliver and Craig Williams, there's never a lack of high-quality jockeys riding in Australia and New Zealand, which makes it such an attracting betting proposition.

Much like horses, jockeys have good and bad form, which is why it pays to track their recent successes with Blackbook.

Top Australian jockeys

Top New Zealand jockeys

Betting on jockeys

Many punters will blindly back their favourite jockey and there's nothing wrong with that, however, jockeys go hot and cold so it pays to know which riders are in form.

Punters are now not only able to back the horse their jockey is riding, but they can also bet on the Jockeys Challenge markets. Most bookmakers offer these markets which gives a jockey three points for riding a winner, two for coming second and one point for finishing third.

It's a popular bet type and all of Australasia's top jockeys and rising stars are involved.