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Actor: Jockeys
Director: Various
Genres: Television, Documentary
PG     2009     5hr 22min

Animal Planet brings viewers into a world dominated by ferocious rivalries, fierce bonds and extraordinary risk as it documents the behind-the-scenes lives of jockeys and their magnificent racehorses. It is a world ruled b...  more »


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Actor: Jockeys
Director: Various
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Genius Products
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 06/30/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 5hr 22min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Informative Look at the Lives of Jockeys
Steven Fujita | Long Beach, CA | 10/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some consider thoroughbred horse jockeys, pound for pound, the greatest of athletes. I've always agreed, but watching this series, I agree even more. This series (season one, season 2 just started on Animal Planet) follows a group of jockeys at the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita, which culminates into the Breeders' Cup weekend, one of the richest purse weekends in the world.

The show follows the jockeys as the newcomers and journeymen try to break into the competitive Santa Anita colony, which some of the best jockeys in the world are stationed. We pretty much get to know about a jockeys life: waking up early, visiting stables and exercising horses for the chance to ride later on for that trainer, the constant struggle to maintain weight, the dangers of racing, how carefully they are watched by the stewards so they do not endanger other jockeys or the horses, etc.

Each episode is short, 20 minutes without commercials, and the storylines are addicting - you want to see the result of what the jockeys are trying to accomplish during that episode.

The bonus material is okay, combined, they also only take up only about 20 minutes. The best thing about this dvd is that you can see all the episodes at once one after another, and with no commercials."
A Must Have for Horse Lovers
Fletcherfan | Douglasville, GA United States | 09/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jockeys is a show from Animal Planet. It follows a group of jockeys at the Santa Anna racetrack during the month before the Breeder's Cup. It is a fascinating look into what really goes on behind a horse race. I learned so much. The show is fast paced and is very easy to get addicted to. I made my brother watch the first episode and he hates horses but ended up watching the entire season with me. I feel that the DVD is well worth the money if you enjoy horse racing and or horses. If you are not into the races then you may not enjoy this show. The extra features are really good as well."
Great TV show
A. Carr | California | 09/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My daughter loves this DVD. Very interesting information on the jockey world and a behind the scene look at jockey's lives. A must see and own."