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jockey

a person who rides horses in races, esp as a profession or for hire
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"I think you are right, my dear; but you have lived in the country, and have n't yet learned that modesty has gone out of fashion." 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.
Sometimes it is a pulling jockey. Sometimes it is some surer and subtler means.
He was an unhappy, wizened little man, who if put into a jockey's rig would have looked the part to perfection.
Dry and spare, as lean as a jockey and as tough as whipcord, he might be seen any day swinging his silver-headed Malacca cane, and pacing along the suburban roads with the same measured gait with which he had been wont to tread the poop of his flagship.
Circling, as he rose, to the west, he wheeled about and jockeyed and maneuvered for the real start of the race.
And while they jockeyed for position a rider swept swiftly past them.
He said: ``The next step is to become a conditional jockey. Amateur jockeys are not paid to race but can get something from their trainer if they win a race.
CHAMPION jockeys Tony McCoy and Kieren Fallon once again landed the top honours at the 13th Lesters Ceremony at the London Hilton.
RACING chiefs snubbed a request from police to co-fund a probe into Triad links to jockeys and trainers.