The Jockeys Association of India was formed during the year 1971, and duly registered under Mysore Societies Registration Act 1960 vide Sl. No. 138/71-72.
The main objective to form this Association was to maintain the highest standards of honor, integrity and courtesy among the jockeys. For decades, without any support from the Turf Clubs, the jockeys found it difficult to look into the problems that confronted them. Holding licenses from the Club themselves, the Professionals were afraid of forcing the issues related to the jockeys as the authorities wielded unlimited powers that could be used to silent any dissent. Hence to SUPPORT and PROTECT the character, status and interest generally of the jockey’s profession the Association came into existence.