A jockey is someone who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing,
primarily as a ... The weight of a jockey usually ranges from 108 to 118 lb (49 to
54 kg). Despite their light weight, th...
May 2, 2014 ... Since weight guidelines for jockeys were first drawn up in the mid-nineteenth
century, the average North American has increased in size by 25 ...
Each horse in a race has to carry a certain amount of weight. To make sure that it
does so, all jockeys must weigh out before a race to make sure they and their ...
But, sometimes, when an inexperienced jockey is on board, you will hear people
talk about him claiming a certain amount of weight. So, what does this actually ...
Apr 2, 2014 ... Jockeys employ a range of tricks and techniques to lose weight before races,
from controlled fasting and marathon sauna sessions to ...
Mar 10, 2015 ... “Luckily I am quite light and the lowest weight I have to reach as a professional
jockey is 10 stone, but we don't eat much on race day,” he ...
Nov 29, 2012 ... “The initiatives being implemented in 2013 represent a significant forward step
for the welfare of British jockeys. The rise in the minimum weight ...
Apr 28, 2015 ... The weight requirements for horse jockeys tend to range from 112 lbs. to 126 lbs.
(the weight requirement is 126 lbs. for the Kentucky Derby).
Apr 21, 2012 ... Yoo too could become a jockey! Good luck. Weight The most obvious
requirement is that one needs to weigh ideally no more than 52.5kgs, 116 ...
May 2, 2015 ... Jockeys try to stay as light as possible, so that they can ride as many races as ... If
he's under the handicap weight, lead plates are added until he's at the handicap
weight. If he's over, he can't be more than 5 pounds over, and ...