“They may come in small packages but jockeys are far from small when it comes to sheer guts, determination and dedication

With a diet and exercise routine that would send most people into a panic, together with pure nerves of steel, jockeys are truly one of a kind.”

Read more about the life of a jockey. Champion jockey Hugh Bowman gives a rare insight into what makes these elite athletes tick.

*Note: Hugh Bowman is not a recipient of the NSW Jockeys Trust. This article is provided for general information only.