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Jockey banned from speaking at schools

A Perth jockey is shocked he will no longer be able to visit local schools to share his love for horses and his industry with kids because it “promotes gambling”.

As a father and uncle, Peter Hall has been going to schools to speak with students about what he does as a jockey and how they could get involved with horses, whether it be as a stablehand, trainer, jockey or other roles.
“The kids really love it and they’re quite interested and they ask some really good questions too,” Hall told Steve and Baz on 6PR Breakfast.

But he can no longer bring his messages to the schools after being told it may promote gambling.
“I had a little bit of a chuckle at first because it seemed a little bit surreal and then once I realised… I was shocked to tell you the truth.”
But Hall says his talk doesn’t even mention gambling.
“We’ve just had Winx race on the weekend for the Cox Plate and that would’ve grabbed everyone’s attention and I’m sure the message that it provides is the love of the horses,” Hall told 6PR Breakfast.

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