Jockeys are expert horse riders who compete in horse racing occasions. They are chargeable for guiding and controlling the pony throughout the race, making tactical selections, and the usage of their driving skills to get the most satisfactory possible overall performance out of the horse.

Jockey Jonathan Burke before a race at the Southwell Racecourse
Jockey Jonathan Burke before a race at the Southwell Racecourse (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Jockeys normally weigh between 108 and 118 pounds and need to be able to keep their balance at the same time as driving at excessive speeds. They work carefully with running shoes and owners to put together the horse for the race and develop a race method.

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Jockeys additionally ought to observe strict policies and guidelines, which include weight requirements, gadget specs, and racing methods. In addition, they must adhere to strict codes of behavior and ethics, and they can be penalized for any violations.

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Becoming a jockey calls for years of schooling and exercise, in addition to a deep knowledge of horse conduct and physiology. Many jockeys begin their careers by working as exercising riders or apprentices, and they need to also bypass a rigorous licensing technique earlier than they can compete in expert races.

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