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It’s a Wild Ride for Jockey Agents in Horse Racing

Lawson is Prat’s agent — a job deeply woven into the sport’s fabric, but no more recognized than the work on the backstretch performed by dozens of people who feed, bathe and care for the horses.

Average racing fans pore through a day’s program, trying to piece together the puzzle of horses, owners, trainers and jockeys. But most don’t have a clue about how jockeys get aligned with horses, and the complicated dance by their agents that makes it happen.

“We’re salesmen,” Lawson said. “It says on our license that we’re jockey agents, but it might as well say that we’re selling something from Procter & Gamble.”

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