Jockeyism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jockeyism The practice of jockeys.
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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 jockeyism The practice or tricks of jockeys; also, jockeys' talk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Disc Jockey Alan Freed popularized the term "Rock and Roll."
    • ns Jockeyism the art or practice of a jockey
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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.”

Idioms

Jockey for position - If a number of people want the same opportunity and are struggling to emerge as the most likely candidate, they are jockeying for position.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of Jock, northern Eng. for Jack.

Usage

In literature:

The jockey was being carried from the course, still unconscious, but not badly hurt.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
The jockey was not so badly injured, all things considered.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
It's not the Union or the Jockey; but never mind, one doesn't get in there as into a hotel.
"Parisian Points of View" by Ludovic Halévy
That was the line of life I'd thirsted for, or even to go for a jockey.
"The Torch and Other Tales" by Eden Phillpotts
Biron had jockeyed him cleverly.
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
I wondher what do you call imposin' Barney Bryan, the horse-jockey, on his lordship, for Tom Norton, the gentleman?
"The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
He's a horse-jockey: put down a gray mare I sould him about five years agone.
"Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee" by William Carleton
I do not think jockeying of that description either creditable or just.
"Going To Maynooth Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
Caroline watches, like a jockey on the race course, the moment when she can distance her adversary.
"The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
He was out-jockeyed by Ricardo.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
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In poetry:

The driver—I'd known from a cow-boy,
His name—it was Sandy McThistle;
As clever a steeplechase jockey
As ever blew down a whistle!
"The Scotch Express —From Ireland" by T W Connor
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
One day Jim was chased by the sheriff,
His men rode like steeplechase jockeys.
That was the ending... when they caught him bending,
That's how Jim got shot in the Rockies!!!
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
For tha puts me i' mind ov a time long ago,
When thi father wor just sich a jockey as thee;
An tho' aw'm a widdy, an poor as a crow,
Ther'll be allus a bite an a sup for thee.
"Come Thi Ways In" by John Hartley
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:

Jockey Last 3 Odds 3 FortBoonsbrghL120 JRoccJr 2-4-6 3-1 1 a-MediaMogul(L120 O Rossi 4-x-x 8-1 2.
Giant Ryan, voted the 2011 New York-bred Horse of the Year, broke down in his left front leg during the running of Saturday's True North Handicap at Belmont Park and fell down while being pulled up in the stretch by jockey Willie Martinez.
With a well-timed ride by jockey Florent Geroux, Silverton Hills' Maryland homebred.
Jockeys line up for weighing ahead of the Melbourne Cup.
An essay by the late Heywood Hale "Woodie" Broun on Secretariat and a feature on Bill Veeck's innovative "Powderpuff Derby" (for female jockeys only) at Suffolk Downs will air as part of ESPN Classic's "Woodie's World" this week.
An interview with the legendary horse jockey.
He fell for them as a boy growing up in England, where he became an accomplished show jumping rider and steeplechase jockey.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez rides I'll Have Another to victory in the 138th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Racing board tries to improve horse/jockey safety.
Quarter Horse Jockey Thompson Dies.
Jockey Sam Thompson, who was injured during a spill at Los Alamitos Dec 20, died at 3:30 am on Dec 25.
Jockey Club Gold Cup Contenders, Others Work.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Nancy Kelly, vice president of development for Grayson- Jockey Club Research Foundation, at 212 521-5305 or nkelly@ jockeyclub .com.
The Jockey Club Sanctions Trainer Aguirre.
Jockey Paco Lopez scored his 1,000th career win when he rode Whitey's Gold to victory for trainer Bobby DiBona in the second race at Monmouth Park Aug 17.
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In science:

Jockey: a user-space library for record-replay debugging.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
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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