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Jockeys need to be very light-weighted in order to increase the speed the horse can achieve during a race. The average jockey weights between 108 to 118 lb. (49 to 54 kg).

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Average weight of jockeys?

The weight of professional jockeys ranges from 108 to 118 pounds. The jockey and the riding equipment cannot weigh more than 126 pounds.

What is the ideal height for a race horse jockey?

There are no minimum or maximum height requirements for jockeys. However, because jockeys are so light-weighted, the typical height ranges between 4โ€10 and 5โ€6 feet.

How much do horse jockeys weigh?

Horse jockeys are typically shorter people. There is no average for their weight though it is doubtful they weigh much.

Why are Horse Jockeys light weight?

So that they don't slow the horses down.

How do jockeys keep their weight down?

They watch what they eat / drink, and get plenty of exercise.

Why are jockeys short?

they don't have to be they are normally because less weight makes them go faster

What is the minimum weight which a trailer or semi-trailer must have?

There is no minimum weight.

Average height of jockey?

Normally, jockeys are fairly short but not because there is a height limit. Instead, there is a weight limit assigned to each horse and the rider and his equipment must not exceed that limit. Usually jockeys are shorter than 5'6" due to the weight consideration.

How much does a jockey weigh?

A jockeys standerd weight is 108-118 pounds but the maximum weight assigned at the Kentucky Durbie is 126 pounds

Who runs the weighing room?

The Clerk of Scales is the official (under the Racing Secretary's Office) who "runs" the Jockeys Room, weighing the jockeys out before a race and reporting any discrepancies in their weight to the stewards. His job is to make certain the jockeys are at or under the legal weight for that race's (and their mount's) allowance. The Clerk of Scales also notes and reports any changes of jockeys or of silks, and provides the Paymaster of Purses with a list of riding fees due each jockey that day. This is also the official who can be seen in the Winner's Circle after the race, recording the weight of every rider (and his gear) after he or she dismounts, to make certain no "weight was dropped" after the jockey's pre-race weigh-in.

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