Have you read your 2016 spring condition books yet? Wait… you don’t know what a condition book is? A condition book is a listing of all of the races for the season. If you are a junior looking to race, the first thing you’ll need to do is get your hands on one of these little
So, you have a really fast pony and want to race? That’s great, but make sure your really fast pony (or horse) is qualified first! Typically, junior and young rider mounts must be a minimum of 5 years old and sometimes the rules even say mounts are not to have started in a sanctioned race
So, you want to be a jockey when you grow up? How does one go from “up down” lessons on a portly Shetland pony to whizzing over hurdles and under the wire at full speed on a Thoroughbred? The answer lies in the handful of organizations that foster racing for young and amateur riders. If
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