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SportsHorseracing

'The most dangerous job in sports'

Horse racing is one of the most physically demanding sports, for both the athletes and the animals. Jockeys use every muscle in their body and must make split-second decisions while moving at speeds of up to 40 mph. Current and former jockeys shared their desire for the world to realize that, even though they may not be household names, they are on par with any other professional athlete. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware, Jeffrey Basinger, Robert Cassidy)

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