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jockey

a person who rides horses in races, esp as a profession or for hire
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And with a good-night kiss, grandma left Polly to dream dreadfully of dancing in jockey costume, on a great stage; while Tom played a big drum in the orchestra; and the audience all wore the faces of her father and mother, looking sorrowfully at her, with eyes like saucers, and faces as red as Fanny's sash.
But realizing that in asking this the Englishman had been looking at him not as an employer, but as a jockey, he answered:
In the middle of the night she remembered that she had forgotten to write her regular letter to her husband; and she decided to do so next day and tell him about her afternoon at the Jockey Club.
I have every hope, however, that your horse will start upon Tuesday, and I beg that you will have your jockey in readiness.
THE team behind a study examining the health consequences of a riding career in horseracing has renewed its call for help from retired jockeys.
Come to think of it, there are actually some fine female jockeys on the scene today.
As a thank you from the Professional Jockeys Association for all he has done for racing and his commitment over many years, the PJA commissioned Philip Blacker, the renowned sculptor and former jockey who designed the Lester, to sculpt a one-off solid silver Lester in McCoy's likeness.
The betting exchange has joined forces with the Injured Jockeys Fund and the Merseyside track to raise funds and provide support and recognition for jockeys across the country.
LIMERICK Racecourse has launched a raceday in aid of the Jockeys Emergency Fund.
Lucy Alexander took the prize for the Prolinx Lady Jockey of the Year, which marked the first time in the history of the Lesters that two individual female jockeys had won awards, while Michael O'Connell's ride on Qubuh at Hamilton Park in May was voted Racing Post Flat Ride of the Year by readers of the Racing Post.
Jockey rooms at five country racing clubs are set for a $235,000 makeover with the Victorian Coalition Government and the racing industry focusing on upgrading facilities for the growing band of female jockeys.
While fellow jockeys complained that Martinez was a hazard, bettors appreciated his aggressiveness.