Jockey World Terms

  • Jar

    Retired jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a rider is referring to when he describes a horse who jars or displays jarring action when hitting the ground while running.

  • The Jockey Club

    Retired jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what The Jockey Club means to Thoroughbred racing and its function as a registry as well as its role in improving the sport and the breed.

  • Jockey Equipment

    Retired jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what the equipment jockey's need to compete in Thoroughbred racing and how this equipment, often called tack, functions.

  • Jockey Fee

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a jockey fee, or mount fee, is in racing. He also explains how much the jockey gives to others from the amount of money he makes and how that can break down with different purses.

  • Jocks Room

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains what a jock's room is and some of the things that can be found in the room. He also explains some of the rules and regulations of the jock's room and public access.

  • Jog

    Frankie explains which gait is the jog on a horse. He also explains which phase of exercising this is racehorses and how it is done on the track.

  • Jumper

    Frankie explains that the term jumper refers to the horses, trainers, and riders that steeplechase. He also refers back to an older video that explains what steeplechasing is.

  • Journeyman

    Frankie explains what the difference between an apprentice and a journeyman jockey. He also explains when an apprentice moves over to being considered a journeyman.

  • Juvenile

    Frankie Lovato Jr. explains that the term juvenile refers to a 2-year-old horse or races restricted to 2-year-olds. He also explains that 2-year-old races often start out at very short distances early in the season before becoming longer and longer as the young horses have time to continue to mature mentally and physically. -

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Jockey World Terms

Jockey World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization in horse racing created by former award-winning jockey Frankie Lovato, Jr. Frankie is the creator of the Equicizer, along with Jockey Camp and Jockey World Radio which fall under Jockey World Inc., and he is co-founder with his wife Sandy of their Stampede of Dreams Therapeutic Riding Program. Jockey World is dedicated to providing reliable information, tools, guidance and resources, that include knowledge in health & safety, to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding of the horse racing industry. Jockey World is not a gambling related organization.

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More About the 365 Day Series!

Frankie Lovato Jr. vowed to create 365 racing terminology videos for every day of the year for 2013 - an effort to better educate racing fans and bring awareness to Jockey World. Please watch and share with friends to support Frankie in his mission!

"There are also many misconceptions in horse racing and many potential fans could enjoy the sport better. I love to explain the things that will help open up people's minds and answer many wonders in the world of horse racing that will offer a greater appreciation and understanding of the industry. This will help bring more fans and enjoyment to the sport of horse racing," Lovato said.

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