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

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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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Rich Nilsen is a 15-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He was also a winner of a $24,000 package into Kentucky Derby Betting Championship I. A former executive with Brisnet.com, Rich is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program. He is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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