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The 101
June 21, 2017

Jockeys: Their Role in the Mornings

Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images A jockey’s primary role in horse racing is to safely ride a horse in a race and, hopefully, in a winning manner. Part of being a successful jockey is establishing and maintaining relationships with…
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The 101
April 11, 2017

Silks

Silks: Commonly Asked Questions Silks, also known as “colors”, are the colorful jackets and helmet covers that a jockey wears in a race; they are used to silently announce the owner of the horse and to also help identify the…
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The 101
April 2, 2017

Commonly Used Bits

Commonly Used Bits A bit is a piece of metal that goes into the horse’s mouth and is then controlled by a set of reins (long leather or nylon lines) that are attached to the bit and extend to a…
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