The number of people involved in jumps racing is so minimal that the economic impacts will be negligible. In Victoria in 2012, only 67 trainers participated in jumps racing and all of them also trained flat horses. In the same year, Victoria had only 27 jumps jockeys, again with most of them making their money through other forms of income such as track work.
Notwithstanding, high-weight flat racing is a suitable alternative for all of the jumps jockeys so none will need to be concerned about employment prospects.
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