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Becoming a jockey can take several years of hard work. No one decides to become a jockey one day and rides in a professional race the next. For most of its history, there has been no formal training program or career path for jockeys. But as of the 2000s, that status is slowly changing, with the founding of the North American Racing Academy, part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Now people interested in this occupation have a place to go to receive more formal and specialized training.

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