Changes to Female Jockey Weight Allowance in France


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During the final meeting of the year, the Board of Directors of France Galop adopted the 2021 Terms and Conditions, which also includes a change to the weights female jockeys will carry, France Galop announced on Tuesday. Although the administrators are committed to maintaining the 1.5kg weight allowance for Flat female jockeys, after consultation with the Board of the Plate and women jockeys, in response to the renewed request of the Association of Jockeys and the Association of Trainers, some changes were made to the weight system. The changes, beginning on Mar. 1 for female apprentices and young Flat jockeys are as follows:

  • 2.5kg when they don't ride for the trainer they are apprenticed to (instead of 4kg)
  • 3.5kg when they ride for the trainer they are apprenticed to (instead of 4kg)
  • additionally, whether boys or young women, the trainer who sponsors the apprentice will always benefit from a 1kg break in the weights

For Jumps racing, women receive a 2kg break in the weights for eligible races with a maximum discount of 4kg, including 1 kg for an apprentice or young jockey (up to 39 wins), girl or boy, amount for the master of apprenticeship or internship. Races where weight discounts do not apply are group/listed races on the Flat with a purse of €30,000 or more and Class 2 races for juveniles and in the National Hunt sphere graded or listed races with a purse of €53,000 or more except certain handicaps. For more information, please visit

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