What are the claim allowances for Conditional Jockeys?
To compensate for an initial lack of experience at the beginning of their careers, Conditionals are entitled to a weight allowance when riding against full professional Jockeys. The ‘claim’ will depend on how many winners the Conditional has ridden (Rule (F)141):
7lb until they have won 20 races
5lb until they have won 40 races
3lb until they have won 75 races
A Conditional can claim an additional 3lb when riding for their employing Trainer in certain races, if they have ridden less than 5 winners.