What is jockey?

  • (noun): Someone employed to ride horses in horse races.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A jockey is someone who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing, primarily as a profession. The word also applies to camel riders in camel racing.

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Robot Jockeys
... To replace child jockeys whose use had been deplored by human rights organizations, a camel race in Doha, Qatar for the first time featured robots at the reins ... On July 13, 2005, workers fixed robotic jockeys on the backs of seven camels and raced the machine-mounted animals around a track ... Operators controlled the jockeys remotely, signalling them to pull their reins and prod the camels with whips ...
Aidan Coleman
... Aidan Coleman (born 17th August 1988) is an Irish horse racing jockey ... Aidan won the Conditional Championship making him the leading Conditional jockey in the UK for the 2008 season ... His brother is Irish National Hunt jockey, Kevin Coleman (born August 5, 1985) who won the prestigious Galway Plate in 2007 ...
Shaun Bridgmohan
... (born June 24, 1979 in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing ... Before becoming a jockey, and while still in school, he worked at a Florida racetrack as a hot walker, groom, and as an exercise rider ... the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey ...
Chris Loseth
... Chris Loseth (born 1955 in Banff, Alberta) is a Canadian Thoroughbred horse racing jockey ... As a boy he was inspired by the success of the great Alberta jockey, Johnny Longden ... He retired on June 12, 2005 having won more races and stakes events than any other jockey in the one hundred and sixteen year history of Hastings Racecourse ...
Tom O'Brien (jockey)
... Tom O'Brien (born 1986) is an Irish jockey ... O'Brien is a regular jockey for Philip Hobbs and Peter Bowen and is based in the South West of England ...

More definitions of "jockey":

  • (noun): An operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus.
    Example: "He's a truck jockey"; "a computer jockey"; "a disc jockey"
  • (verb): Compete (for an advantage or a position).
  • (verb): Ride a race-horse as a professional jockey.

Famous quotes containing the word jockey:

    Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast the disc jockey is not allowed to talk.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1951)