How To Be A Jockey At

The following charts and information contain everything you need to know in order to effectively prepare a riding plan for a horse, as a jockey at

The main chart is for all disciplines over 1600m and is based on a Fitness Value (sometimes referred to as Shape Index or IDF) of five. If your horse has either a higher or lower Fitness Value (FV) than five, the number of points should be adjusted according to the FV chart below and the ride recalculated.

It makes no difference to the horse which order the instructions are placed in. W-P-V will result in exactly the same effort and energy expenditure as V-W-P. However, there may be some tactical advantages to the order in which the instructions are given in terms of traffic and blocking.

‘Day of taking square’ refers to the length of time in days since the horse last progressed from its previous number of squares to its current number of squares.


If a horse had six stamina squares yesterday but today has seven, this would be Stamina [7] First day and tomorrow will be Stamina [7] second day.

Day of taking square Points
Stamina [3] 103pts [2] 95pts [1] 86pts

Stamina [3] 12/13th day
109 W-W-W-P-U-U-U-U
14th Day
110 W-W-V-P-A-U-U-U
Stamina [4] First day 111 W-W-W-A-A-U-U-U
2nd/3rd day 112 W-W-W-V-U-U-U-U
4th/5th day 113 W-W-V-V-A-U-U-U
6th/7th day 114 W-W-W-P-A-U-U-U W-W-P-P-P-A-U-U
8th/9th day 115 W-W-V-P-A-A-U-U W-V-P-P-P-A-A-U
10th/11th day 116 W-W-W-W-U-U-U-U W-W-W-P-P-U-U-U
12th/13th day 117 W-W-W-V-A-U-U-U W-W-V-P-P-A-U-U
14th/15th day 118 W-W-V-V-A-A-U-U W-V-V-P-P-A-A-U
16th day 119 W-W-W-P-A-A-U-U W-W-P-P-P-A-A-U
Stamina [5] First day 120 W-W-W-V-P-U-U-U
2nd/3rd day 121 W-W-W-W-A-U-U-U W-W-W-P-P-A-U-U
4th/5th day 122 W-W-W-V-A-A-U-U W-W-V-P-P-A-A-U
6th/7th day 123 W-W-W-V-V-U-U-U W-W-V-V-P-P-U-U
8th/9th day 124 W-W-W-W-P-U-U-U W-W-W-P-P-P-U-U
10th/11th day 125 W-W-W-V-P-A-U-U
12/13th day 126 W-W-W-W-A-A-U-U
127 W-W-W-W-V-U-U-U
Stamina [6] First day 128 W-W-W-V-V-A-U-U
2nd/3rd day 129 W-W-W-W-P-A-U-U
4th/5th day 130 W-W-W-V-P-A-A-U
6th/7th day 131 W-W-W-W-W-U-U-U W-W-W-W-P-P-U-U
8th/9th day 132 W-W-W-W-V-A-U-U
10th/11th day 133 W-W-W-V-V-A-A-U
12th/13th day 134 W-W-W-W-P-A-A-U
14th/15th day 135 W-W-W-W-V-P-U-U
16th day 136 W-W-W-W-W-A-U-U
Stamina [7] First day 137 W-W-W-W-V-A-A-U – W-W-W-V-P-P-A-A
2nd/3rd day 138 W-W-W-W-V-V-U-U W-W-W-V-V-P-P-U
4th/5th day 139 W-W-W-W-W-P-U-U W-W-W-W-P-P-P-U
6th/7th day 140 W-W-W-W-V-P-A-U W-W-W-V-P-P-P-A
8th/9th day 141 W-W-W-W-W-A-A-U
10th/11th day 142 W-W-W-W-W-V-U-U W-W-W-W-V-P-P-U
12/13th day 143 W-W-W-W-V-V-A-U
14th day 144 W-W-W-W-W-P-A-U
Stamina [8] First day 145 W-W-W-W-V-P-A-A
2nd/3rd day 146 W-W-W-W-W-W-U-U
4th/5th day 147 W-W-W-W-W-V-A-UW-W-W-W-V-P-P-A
6th/7th day 148 W-W-W-W-V-V-A-A
8th/9th day 149 W-W-W-W-W-P-A-A
10th/11th day 150 W-W-W-W-W-V-P-U W-W-W-W-V-P-P-P
12th/13th day 151 W-W-W-W-W-W-A-U
14th/15th day 152 W-W-W-W-W-V-A-A
16th day
153 W-W-W-W-W-V-V-U W-W-W-W-V-V-P-P
Stamina [9] First day 154 W-W-W-W-W-W-P-U
2nd/3rd day 155 W-W-W-W-W-V-P-A
4th/5th day 156 W-W-W-W-W-W-A-A
6th/7th day 157 W-W-W-W-W-W-V-U
8th/9th day 158 W-W-W-W-W-V-V-A
10/11th day 159 W-W-W-W-W-W-P-A
12/13th day 160 W-W-W-W-V-V-V-V
14th day 161 W-W-W-W-W-W-W-U
Stamina [10] First day 162 W-W-W-W-W-W-V-A
Stamina 10 164 W-W-W-W-W-V-V-V
Stamina 10 165 W-W-W-W-W-W-V-P
Stamina 10 166 W-W-W-W-W-W-W-A
Stamina 10 168 W-W-W-W-W-W-V-V
Stamina 10 169 W-W-W-W-W-W-W-P
Stamina 10.99 172 W-W-W-W-W-W-W-V


All horses with a stamina rating of four or more over 1000m should be ridden W-W-W-W-W


When calculating a ride over 2200m or 3000m (for older horses, peaked at stamina 10), you should use exactly the same (or as close as you can get) number of points that would apply for 1600m, they just need to be stretched further.

Younger horses or those with less than 10 squares for stamina may require a reduced drive over distances further than 1600m. More details on this reduction can be found here.


If your horse is around 169 points for 1600m (W-W-W-W-W-W-W-P), the suggested 2200m ride would be W-W-W-W-W-P-A-A-U-U-U (170pts) and the suggested 3000m ride would be W-W-W-W-A and the rest “U ” (170 points)

If your horse is around 172 points for 1600m (W-W-W-W-W-W-W-V), the suggested 2200m ride would be W-W-W-W-W-V-A-A-U-U-U (173pts) and the suggested 3000m ride would be W-W-W-W-P and the rest “U ” (173 points)

FV 9.5
+3 FV 3.5 -1
+1.5 FV 2.75
FV 8 +2 FV 2 -2
+1.5 FV 1.25
FV 6.5 +1 FV 0.5 -3
22 points Whipped (W)
18 points Very prompted (V)
15 points Prompted (P)
12 points A little prompted (A)
7 points Unprompted (U)


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