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What struggles do female jockeys face?

I would like to know what are particular struggles and problems that female jockeys have to deal with in todays horse racing society before I finalize if I truly want to attend the jockey school in KY. Or if I would be better off grooming stallions at a stud farm. I wanted to be a jockey for 5 years now and I have to perfect build to be one.

Asked By: I <3 Jockeys - 11/20/2008
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FWIW, if you want job longevity, you'd be better off with the stallion job. You could work your way up into stallion management and spend a lifetime making a career of this. Jockeys are always one bad fall away from the end of the career, and the struggles with weight are absolutely brutal for anyone who isn't built... More
Answered By: Karin C - 11/21/2008
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if that is your dream go for it. you can't go wrong with mccarron and his people, just look at jackie davis in new york, she is starting to win and at nice odds. good luck and stay in touch, i will be your # 1 fan.
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Answered By: bwj1963 - 11/20/2008
 
If you are asking this because you are worried about what other people think, DON'T! No matter what you do there will always be somebody to criticize you and put you down. Don't listen to them! You can do anything that you want!! There is always going to be somebody standing in the middle of the road to your dreams... More
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Answered By: Naturistic - 11/20/2008
 
well u have to keep your wait down put if u wont to ride o 4 it
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Answered By: Jade C - 11/21/2008
 
Women do not have any more problems becoming a jockey than men do. There are more men jockeys because mainly they are stronger. Some of those Thoroughbreds can get a bit hard to handle at times, but a female can ride as well as any man. Julie Krone is a very famous jockey and was the first woman inducted in the Hall Of... More
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Answered By: Vicki J - 11/21/2008
 
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