Great Women In The Sport Of Kings America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Story

By: Davidson, Scooter Toby and Valerie Anthony (editors)

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Jockeys must be light to ride at the weights which are assigned to their mounts. There are horse carrying weight limits, that are set by racing authorities. The Kentucky Derby, for example, has a weight limit of 126 lb (57 kg) including the jockey's equipment. The weight of a jockey usually ranges from 108 to 118 lb (49 to 54 kg). Despite their light weight, they must be able to control a horse that is moving at 40 mph (64 km/h) and weighs 1,200 lb (540 kg). [citation needed] Though there is no height limit for jockeys, they are usually fairly short due to the weight limits. Jockeys typically stand around 4 ft 10 in (147 cm) to 5 ft 6 in (168 cm). " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Great Women In The Sport Of Kings America's Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Story

Author Name: Davidson, Scooter Toby and Valerie Anthony (editors)

Categories: Horse Racing,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: A39292

Keywords: Horse Racing Scooter Toby Davidson Valerie Anthony Jockeys Horse Racing,