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Jockeys do not generally own their horses because they are independent contractors who try to race for as many owners and trainers as possible. Build up clientele by riding in lots of races as a jockey with tips from a former professional jockey in this free video on horse jockeys.
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So often people will come to me and ask me, 'Wow you were a jockey, so what was the name of your horse?' Well the truth of the matter is jockey's don't own their own horses. We basically are independent contractors that try to get ourselves hired by the owners and trainers of the stables to build up a client?le to ride races. And if you've ever watched the races on television or in any racetrack there's usually could be nine to ten sometimes eleven, twelve races in a day. And if a jockey, a jockey can ride every one of those races if he can get hired by those owners or trainers. So no, jockeys do not own their own horse, but we do try to ride for as many owners and trainers as we can.