The discussion over the excessive use of whips ‒ or their use at all ‒ in the sport of horse racing has long been a contentious issue.
It has been a long road to today's formulas and incentives to encourage fairness in the sport and protect the welfare of the jockeys.
University of Kentucky Sports Medicine Research Institute is examining jockey performance and the impact of fatigue, weight loss, and more.
The blow-by-blow report of an infamous and ferocious stretch skirmish between jockeys Don Meade and Herb Fisher in the 1933 Kentucky Derby.
With a 40-year career in the irons, this enduring jock is one of several veteran riders who defy the odds in this punishing career.
Born in Melfort, SK, Jennifer Reid is the ultimate competitor, a rider that continues to enjoy every opportunity she’s given.