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Jockey

Jockey

By Scott Bruender · Softcover · 215 pages

Product # MF-08-105 · Was $35.00

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Horses Aren't the Only Great Athletes on the Racetrack

Being a jockey is more than a career, it's a way of life. Often viewed as second-rate athletes due to their small size, these riders are some of the toughest men in the athletic world. Pound for pound, they are unmatched in physical prowess. Controlling a racing Thoroughbred requires a great deal of skill and strength. And, there is little room for error during the close-run, high-speed races where implementing a winning strategy makes the sport mentally as well as physically taxing.

Here is an in-depth look at the self-employed, independent contractor known as the jockey and the all-encompassing culture of the racetrack. The book details the qualities and abilities of a successful jockey, the transitory nature of the sport, the constant battle with weight, financial motivation and more. Interviews with over 100 jockeys including Pat Day, Earlie Fires and Russell Baze give the reader an inside look.

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