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hello sir, why should jockeys drop their hands even though they are losing the race before crossing the finish line?

hi--  well a jockey with great hands can ride any type of horse and that come from years of experience in riding. when you move your hands on a horse it gives the horse a signal on what to do next and dropping the hands means i think it is over and to slow down. when you shoot ducks at a horse in a race that means get all You can and try harder to the finish  of the race. thanks ED HESS

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Ed Hess


Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.


Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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