One of my guilty-pleasure shows has returned: Jockeys. A guilty pleasure because I do not support or condone Thoroughbred Racing… however, I’ve found the show to be very insightful as to the industry and I’ve gained a lot of sympathy for jockeys (who are not paid unless they win).
What caught my eye and ear though was Jockey Aaron Gryder who rode Well Armed to a $6 milion dollar win at the Dubai World Cup. Well Armed won it by 14 lengths. Now this is why it caught my ear — Well Armed had fractured his pelvis two years prior!
Of course I’m sure he had swimming pools, magnetic blankets and all sorts of things to aid his rehabilitation but the point is that there is no reason why Big Guy can’t get back to at least some sort of service. Ha… even if HE doesn’t think so!