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Jockey Silks


Q7)  Where do I buy silks? Can I make my own?

Silks makers are found where their product is needed - at the racetrack. Some are located on track grounds, others nearby. Many also offer their services online. There is no regulation for silks makers, so it is wise to check with your trainer, owners associations or other owners for recommendations.

Since there is no regulation, you or a family member could sew your own silks. However, although they may look fine at home, once on a jockey and shown with other professionally-made silks, they usually stick out like a sore thumb. (And if the jockeys don't want to be seen in them, it is a waste of your time and money!)

There is a definite fit and shape - a man's shirt pattern is NOT that fit or shape. Plus the appropriate fabric content may not be used, meaning the wear and tear from the track kick-back and constant washing and drying can make them short-lived. You probably spent a lot of money to get your horse to the track in the first place. Don't let your silks be an embarrassment when he makes it to the winner's circle!


Thanks to Classic Silks USA for their help with this topic.

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