Kentucky Horse | High Stakes in the Bluegrass, National Geographic: Horse Jockey Pat Day With Trainer’s Sons

A short horse jockey stands beside slightly taller than young boys.

Waiting in the paddock before a race is Pat Day, who during his career, won over 8,000 races. A jockey’s life is not easy—this elite club of professional athletes maintain a near inhuman weight restriction that most Americans would never even attempt. Day, surrounded by the young sons of a horse trainer, waits for a race at Keeneland Race Course.

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