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Does Horse Racing Really Need Jockeys? - NY Sun - 05-20-2019

Does Horse Racing Really Need Jockeys?


Why do we have jockeys, anyhow? That's the question we've been noodling on since the spectacle of the Preakness, where the steed Bodexpress lost his rider or the rider lost his horse and, as the Associated Press's stunned scribe put it, "decided" to try to win the Preakness anyhow. For a moment, too, it looked like Bodexpress just might win. Then what would the patrons of Pimlico have done?


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