When you've been following thoroughbred horse racing for as long as I have, you see all kinds of rides. Jockeys have one of the most difficult jobs in professional sports, riding against a number of other riders who all want to get to the wire first, on horses ten times their size. Split second decisions are essential and danger is never too far away. Sometimes they do it well, sometimes not so well.
In my forty years of going to the races, I have always identified riders that I like more than others, not only for their race riding ability, but also for the person inside the silks. It takes a special jockey to be one of my top 10 all-time favorites. Please enjoy my list, and feel free to tell me who would make your list. Follow this link for a visual countdown of My Favorite Jockeys.