Horse-jockey

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Horse-jockey A professional rider and trainer of race horses.
    • Horse-jockey A trainer and dealer in horses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Eddie Arcaro, one of the greatest jockeys in horse race history, rode 250 losers before he won his first race. Ultimately, Arcaro won 4,779 races including five Derby winners, six in the Preakness, and six in the Belmont Stakes, on such famous horses as Whirlaway, Citation, and Kelso.
    • n horse-jockey A professional rider of race-horses: more commonly in the shortened form jockey.
    • n horse-jockey A dealer in horses, especially a tricky dealer; a knavish horse trader.
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Quotations

  • Edouard Herriot
    Edouard Herriot
    “Politics is like a race horse. A good jockey must know how to fall with the least possible damage.”

Usage

In literature:

Ranchero of distinguished appearance an accomplished monte-dealer and horse-jockey.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
And if your horse wins, the jockey gets all the praise and the petting.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
He understood his engine as a good jockey understands his horse.
"Tam O' The Scoots" by Edgar Wallace
A young gentleman 'rising' 99, as the horse-jockeys say; or by some reckonings, 113!
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
He would have owned this paper but for a horse and jockey.
"Grey Town" by Gerald Baldwin
He once sold a splendid horse to a horse-jockey at a fair.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Thorough horse jockeys as all the Camanches are, Hissodecha seemed the sharpest of the tribe in this particular.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
The real reason is, that the dismounted horse goes off, like an inexperienced jockey, at his utmost speed.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
The horse was owned by O'Connor and ridden by Jockey Grogan.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
There are men who pay more to a jockey to train their horses than they are willing to pay to a teacher to train their children.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
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In poetry:

This little instrument you see
Strapped on his back, shaped like a V,
Is a "Dumb Jockey" meant to train
The horse to bear the bit and rein.
"Schooling" by Mary Tourtel
`If Black Pudding loses I'm ruined;
I thought that the horse was a good-un,
But his skin's got so shiny and slippy
The jockey can't stick on his pudden'.
"The Bookmaker’s Daughter 1934" by Billy Bennett
As through the throng on either hand
The old horse nears the judges' stand,
Beneath his jockey's feather-weight
He warms a little to his gait,
And now and then a step is tried
That hints of something like a stride.
"How The Old Horse Won The Bet" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Steeplechase tough on horse - and jockey.
Eddie Arcaro, the late immortal jockey, used to say those of his profession, on average, contribute at most about 10 percent to a horse's winning effort.
"When I asked him, he did it for me," the horse's jockey says.
Union Rags with jockey John Velazquez up, right, holds off Paynter with jockey Mike Smith to win the 144th Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. On Saturday, June 9, 2012.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Leading Australian jockey Damien Oliver has been banned from racing for 10 months after admitting placing a $10,000 bet on a rival horse.
Camelot and his jockey, Joseph O'Brien, walked away with top honors Dec 10 when Horse Racing Ireland held its 10th annual awards program at Leopardstown Racecourse.
TV commentator and former jockey Donna Barton Brothers is the author of Inside Track: Insider's Guide to Horse Racing.
The casino-fueled purses, essentially mandated by the law that created the casino, have enabled the Downs to attract many of the nation's best trainers, horses and jockeys.
Camelot and his jockey, Joseph O'Brien, walked away with top honors Dec 10 when Horse Racing Ireland held its 10th annual awards program at Leopardstown Racecourse.
Bet On The Horse Or The Jockey.
Enlarge These horses and jockeys, running at Raceway Park on Oct 24, 1983, are part of the more than century-old TOLEDO BLADE FILE PHOTO.
"It's a team, just like a jockey and a horse," Stretch said.
Jamaican jockey looking to become marathon king at Humboldt County Fair horse races.
The data, including video clips, professional analysis of horses, jockeys and trainers and odds, are delivered in a simplified form that is easily understandable to racetrack novices.
The American Quarter Horse Association recently announced its endorsement of The Jockey Club's proposed Reformed Racing Medication Rules.
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In science:

In the case of a horse race, for instance, a jockey riding a strongly favored horse may make more money if he secretly bets on the second most favored horse and then intentionally loses the race.
The Reality Game
This is an example of a self-defeating reality map: if jockeys misbehave, then as the horse becomes more popular, the ob jective probability that it will win decreases.
The Reality Game
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