Improving, Promoting & Providing Education, Health & Safety Into The World of Horse Racing
Jockey World is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization into horse racing created by former award-winning jockey Frankie Lovato Jr. Dedicated to provide reliable information, tools, guidance and resources that includes knowledge in health & safety to anyone who wishes to pursue a career or develop a better understanding in the horse racing industry. Jockey World is not a gambling related organization. To read more about Jockey World's Mission, click here to read ourJockey World Mission Statement.
Daily Racing Terms by Frankie Lovato
Follow and support Frankie Lovato's 2013, 365 Days of Racing Terminology Challenge!
"We have all waited long enough. Year after year, spring after spring, hope springs eternal in Kentucky, is sometimes carried through to Baltimore and is often crushed on the grand New York stage. But this year feels different..." To continue reading, click here!
Jockey World member Kathryn Lindquist has been a racing fan for many years and first became involved in the sport as a press member at the Colonial Cup Steeplechase in 2007 when she photographed the final race of her favorite racehorse - three time Eclipse Award champio McDynamo. She is currently pursuing a career in international relations and is an avid distance runner.
"Darrell Wayne Lukas is one of the most famous and well-known thoroughbred racehorse trainers in history. D. Wayne Lukas was born on September 2, 1935 in Antigo, Wisconsin on his family’s 10-acre farm. This is where D. Wayne’s passion for horses began..." To continue reading, click here!
Jockey World Member Kate Weissmuller has been riding her whole life. She competes in three day eventing but her favorite phase is cross country! She has been involved with horse racing since she was young and as an aspiring jockey, Kate has found inspiration in jockey Mike Smith. Kate's favorite race horse is Zenyatta and out of all the races each year, she looks forward to watching the Belmont Stakes the most!
Drosselmeyer is well known for pulling off an upset by winning the third leg of the 2010 U.S. Triple Crown and also the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic. Named after the Walt Disney character that played in the Nutcracker, Drosselmeyer was a kids favorite! Overcoming the competition with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith made him a bettors favorite as well..."
Jockey World Member Magic "Ceo" T. Toppin is an aspiring jockey who has both a travel company and social media websites for various sports. He currently has almost 15,000 followers but would like to eventually expand his reach to 50,000. His goal is to show kids in his hometown that you can be anything you want to be with hard work, determination, perseverance, and a little bit of luck. Magic is focused on pursuing his dreams and isn't looking back.
"William "Bill" Lee Shoemaker was born in the town of Fabens, Texas. His minute size proved an advantage as he went on to become a giant in thoroughbred horse racing, despite being a high school dropout from El Monte High School. His career as a jockey began in his teenage years..." To continue reading, click here!
Jockey World Member Michaela Heair is a high school student and ambitious individual. In her own words, "I have dreams and goals to achieve in life. I will work to the bone to have a successful racing career. I don't expect anything to be handed to me, I WANT to work to earn the things I desire. These things are: to be the best jockey of my ability, have a happy life doing what I love, and make history in racing."
Frankie Lovato posted a message on thevostrikova's profile. "Welcome to Jockey World Jessi! You've come to the right place to learn and ask questions. Please take a look around and check out the forums!"