Learning to Be a Jockey

by Laura Ellis on April 30, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Learning to Be a Jockey
The United States is home to more than 75 thoroughbred racing tracks but there hasn’t been a formal training program for the folks who ride the horses. All that changed when the North American Racing Academy welcomed its first group of students in the fall of 2006. Today, live from Churchill Downs, we talk to the school’s founder and an instructor about the skills you need and the things you have to learn on the path to becoming a jockey.

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Melissa May 5, 2008 at 10:41 am

Awesome! I was so glad to hear Chris discuss the future of jockeys! I’m looking forward to seeing more marketing of the jockeys themselves! They should be reknowned just like other major atheletes!

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