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Employment Prospects


Many jockeys work as independent contractors who ride for different barns, trainers, and owners. There are more than 110 racetracks located throughout the United States. Once a jockey is established and has won some races, he or she may obtain an agent, or can negotiate more lucrative contracts and races. Because there is a limited number of races and entrants to those races, openings for jockeys are rare. 

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