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Jockey - Wikipedia


A jockey is someone who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing, primarily as a profession. The word also applies to camel riders in camel racing.

A weighty issue: Hidden world of jockey heaving bowls - CNN.com


Oct 23, 2012 ... The stereotypical image of sportsmen is of bulging six-packs -- except jockeys; Horse riders are put under enormous pressure to meet racing ...

What is the average height and weight for jockeys? | Reference.com


The average weight of a horse jockey is between 108 and 118 pounds, though in the United States, the minimum riding weight in competition is 116 pounds.

How do I become a Jockey? Visit our Online Horse Racing Shop


Apr 21, 2012 ... Above all, we would state that before becoming a jockey one needs to be a " Horse man/woman". It is imperative that one understands the ...

Do jockeys matter at all in horse racing? - Slate


May 12, 2009 ... Another jockey, Mike Smith, will ride Mine That Bird. Does it matter which jockey is riding which horse? Yes, but only a little. Horse-racing ...

In Kentucky Derby, Race Against Weight Takes Jockeys To A Dark ...


May 2, 2014 ... Weight requirements vary from race to race and track to track, but generally horses carry between 112 and 126 pounds, which includes jockey ...

Current Ratings - Top Active Jockeys - Horse Racing Nation


These are the top 250 Active Jockeys in North America. ..... ILuvTurfRacing British jockey, Tom Queally, who's ridden such Juddmonte horses as Frankel, Twice ...

Hall of Fame - Jockeys | National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame


In a golden age of racing that featured legendary jockeys such as Arcaro, Atkinson, ... Born in Ohio, Eddie Maple began riding horses at age 12 and won his first ...

The Jockey Club


Visit The Jockey Club Registry for the following and more: Register a foal; Name a horse; Get duplicate papers; Identify a horse; Transfer ownership; View the ...

A Jockey's Hard Life . Seabiscuit . WGBH American Experience | PBS


Making a living as a jockey is a dangerous proposition. Race horses can weigh up to 1450 pounds. A racing Quarter Horse has a top speed of nearly 55 miles ...