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Jockeys can absolutely not bet on horse races if they are riding in any races that day because it is a conflict of interest. Find out how jockeys are prevented from even trying to place bets on horse races with information from a former professional jockey in this free video on horse jockeys.
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Can jockeys bet on horse races? Well, if you're a jockey and you're riding that day, no you cannot bet on horse races. It is absolutely forbidden; it's against the law; it's a federal offense and the reason being is, is betting on horse races can be conflict of interest if you're the one actually participating. So to maintain the integrity of racing and the sport, jockeys are forbidden to bet on their own horses or other horses that are participating in that day. But unless a jockey is not riding and they're not in the jockeys who are racing, of course they can go into the public and, and bet on, and bet on anything they wanted to for that matter. But if you're a jockey and you're participating in those races, once you sign into the jockeys room, you're basically in a lock down situation and you have to follow all these rules and regulations; you're not free to leave the building unless you're riding that race. So, it, it's a, it's a very, this is something in horse racing that has to, the ways the rules are written that is done that jockeys, there's to be no conflict of interest; they are there to ride the races, not to bet on horses. So jockeys do not bet on horses during races.