Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Learning to Be a Jockey
The United States is home to more than 75 thoroughbred racing tracks but there hasn’t been a formal training program for the folks who ride the horses. All that changed when the North American Racing Academy welcomed its first group of students in the fall of 2006. Today, live from Churchill Downs, we talk to the school’s founder and an instructor about the skills you need and the things you have to learn on the path to becoming a jockey.