By Bloodhorse (A story from the British Horseracing Authority)

The performance of female jockeys is equal with that of their male counterparts, suggests an English study carried out through the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA at the University of Liverpool.

Using detailed analysis techniques on data covering a 14-year period, the study suggests that, once the quality of the horses they are riding is factored in, the performance of female jockeys is essentially no better or worse than male jockeys.

This data shines a light on the fact that only 11.3% of professional jockey licences are held by female jockeys, and only 5.2% of available rides were taken by female jockeys during the period of the study.

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