If you are a person who shifts from online casino games to sports betting, then you will know a bit of information about horse racing. Therefore, you will have a rough idea on the actual job description of a horse jockey.
But, if you don’t, then a horse jockey is the person that will be riding the horse during the race time. They act as the drive and the controllers of the horses. And, this article is going to be giving you some of the most popular horse jockey’s right now.
Horse racing is very popular in Australia when it comes to online gambling. And Damien Oliver happens to be one of the most loved and famous jockeys in Australia. The 48 Year old, who is affectionately known as Ollie, has been in the racing career since he was 17 years-old. He is also the son of famous jockey the late Ray Oliver who died after race fall back in 1975.
Affectionately known as Frankie, this Italian horse jockey is one of the best that The United kingdom has to offer. The 49 year-old has been given the Championship crown three times throughout his career. The breakthrough of his career was when he got to ride all the seven winners that were being honoured at the British Champions Day back in 1996.
John R. Velazquez
Puerto Rican jockey mainly works with the Thoroughbred breed of horses. The 49 year-old initially started his career in his home country but later went on to further his career in New York. He has quite a number of awards in his name and he has won 6000 times in his career in North America. This goes on to prove that jockey’s play a significant part in guaranteeing that race win.
Michael Earl Smith
Smith has been in the racing industry for decades now since the 1990s. The 55 year-old jockey was inducted in the hall of fame back in 2003 and was honoured by the National Museum of Racing. And he currently has 5572 wins, who knows maybe he could have helped you get that real money win at some point in time. He also has 26 Breeders’ Cup wins which makes him the only jockey with that high amount of wins.
You might know him as the NBC thoroughbred racing analyst right now, but he was also a jockey at some point in his life. Now 63 years old, the man has had 5893 wins throughout his career and is also in the hall of fame. HE has a number of awards in his name, and due to his experience he is a quite seasoned analyst as well.
This 36 year-old is doing pretty well for his career. The jockey has over 1000 wins in his name and has been the first choice rider for quite a number of the biggest horse racing brands in the United Kingdom. Currently, he has 3 championship title wins and considering that his career is still on its prime there is room for even more wins.