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How Tall Are Jockeys, and How Much Do Jockeys Weigh?

Jockeys are easy to spot at the race track; they wear bright colored tops with white pants and are the smallest people at the track. But unless you have the opportunity to stand next to one, it’s difficult to gauge their height and weight. The average horseracing jockey 5’2″ tall and weighs 113 lbs, well …

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Where Do the Best Jockeys In the World Come From?

It’s fun to listen to the different accents of the Jockeys and try to determine where they’re from. Jockeys come from all over the world, but is there a dominant region that produces the best jockeys? The best jockeys come from Latin America, and it accounts for the highest percentage of top Jockeys in the …

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How Jockeys Choose the Horse They Ride: All You Need to Know

If you have ever been to a racetrack, you’ve likely noticed that jockeys ride multiple horses. Have you ever wondered how they choose which horse to ride? A jockey is booked to ride a horse by his agent. The booking requires the agreement of the owner and trainer of the racehorse. The jockey is not …

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Why Jockeys Wear Silks and 12 other Horse Jockey Facts.

During our recent visit to the racetrack, my grandson noticed the jockeys wearing different colored silk shirts than they wore in earlier races. Seeing this prompted him to ask why do jockeys have to wear silks. Jockeys are required to wear the horse owner’s silks. The horses’ owner registers the silks’ pattern and color with …

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Horse Jockeys: How Big Are They & Their Fight to Make Weight

Recently while watching a horse race, my thoughts drifted to the size of the jockeys, I began to wonder how tall are they and how much do they weigh? So I did some research on jockey sizes. On average, a horse jockey weighs between 108 to 118 Pounds & their Average Height Is 4’10” to …

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