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Jockey Traditions

by James Thurlow
(England)

Jockey Ruby Walsh and colleagues

Jockey Ruby Walsh and colleagues

I have been told that on winning either the Derby or Grand National other jockeys could ask for a suit. Is this correct or a myth?

Answer: This is likely to prove a myth; especially with regard the National with up to 40 jockeys involved.

Abigail Sawyer, Group Digital Manager of The Jockey Club has this to say: "I have not heard that myself. Was it the winning jockey who could ask for a suit or the other jockeys?"


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