jockey


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jockey

a person who rides horses in races, esp as a profession or for hire
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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.
Sometimes it is a pulling jockey. Sometimes it is some surer and subtler means.
When four-and-twenty girls, dressed as jockeys, came prancing on to the stage, cracking their whips, stamping the heels of their topboots, and winking at the audience, Polly did not think it at all funny, but looked disgusted, and was glad when they were gone; but when another set appeared in a costume consisting of gauze wings, and a bit of gold fringe round the waist, poor unfashionable Polly did n't know what to do; for she felt both frightened and indignant, and sat with her eyes on her play-bill, and her cheeks getting hotter and hotter every minute.
Circling, as he rose, to the west, he wheeled about and jockeyed and maneuvered for the real start of the race.
Various spectators, intending to purchase, or not intending, examining, and commenting on their various points and faces with the same freedom that a set of jockeys discuss the merits of a horse.
And then, these exchanges, they don't answer when you have 'cute jockeys to deal with.
And while they jockeyed for position a rider swept swiftly past them.
Having officially approved the new team to start work, Jockey Club officials admitted they could only "monitor the situation".
Work on providing better jockey insurance has been under way since late November, when a 32-member panel of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association appointed broker John Unick to negotiate with AIG.
Most of the novel focuses on Samuel and his ambition to become a jockey under the tutelage of his father.