About

The Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) was founded in 1964 following the devastating accidents to Tim Brookshaw, and then Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers. Since then the Fund has helped over 1000 jockeys and their families and has paid out
more than £18m in charitable assistance.

Our Vision

To improve the lives of injured jockeys and their families

Our Mission

To provide appropriate support, in a prompt and sympathetic manner to those jockeys past or present who are injured, unable to ride or generally in need

Jockeys Statistics

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Jump Jockeys average
retirement age
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Jump Jockeys average
rides per fall
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Jump Jockeys
1 injury in every
83 Rides
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% of falls that result in injury
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Jump Jockeys average salary
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Flat Jockeys average
retirement age
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Flat Jockeys average
rides per fall
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Flat Jockeys
1 injury in every
594 rides
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Flat Jockeys
% of falls that result in injury
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Flat Jockeys average rides
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Flat Jockeys average salary
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The Fund has a team of eight Almoners who liaise directly with beneficiaries on a support basis and also a team of 20 volunteer visitors who keep in touch with old and isolated beneficiaries offering friendship and company.

The IJF also works closely with racing authorities and other organisations on many initiatives such as funding on course physios and medical services, and research into improved riding protection equipment for jockeys.

In 2009 the Fund opened its first Rehabilitation and Fitness Centre, Oaksey House in Lambourn, and in 2015 opened its second, Jack Berry House in Malton, for northern based jockeys.  The trio was completed with the opening of Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket in October 2019.

covid-19 statement

We are acutely aware that the Coronavirus continues to have a significant and negative impact upon many of our beneficiaries. We are well positioned to offer help and support to those affected and would encourage you to make contact with us.

Our Rehabilitation Centres are Open and from these hubs you can access general pastoral, clinical and financial support as necessary.