Jockeys wearing pantyhose
The film began with the three nonchalantly listing their injuries: bust spleen, broken hip, rebuilt eye socket, leg broken three times in a year, broken wrist. On it went like an AE log book. Each time they got back on the horse. And only supermodels could be as obsessed with their weight.
The Turf: Ladies’ tights in a jockey's pocket
The Turf: Ladies’ tights in a jockey’s pocket | The Spectator
The turf. Robin Oakley. The first time I met the jockey Andrew Thornton, at a hotel dinner, he had a pair of ladies tights sticking out of his pocket. Nor does he have an eyebrow-raising secret taste in underwear. Tough as the saddle gladiators look, those all-enveloping lightweight garments are essential under their breeches to help keep out the cold as they coax and coerce half a ton of horseflesh for two or three miles over fences and hurdles in every kind of weather. Andrew talks as well as he rides and there can be few better guides to the racing life. He rode his first winner Wrekin Hill for the legendary W.
Danger, dieting and donning women's tights: all in a day's work for a jockey
They help you conquer the day with comfortable wear. The long-length, seam-free underwear-style Jockey Skimmies provide smoothing coverage and help prevent panty lines. They're made with silky-soft microfiber fabric for a lightweight, sleek design that allows for ease of movement. Easy to care for, these Jockey women's Skimmies also come in different sizes, so you can choose your ideal fit. These are not for "control.
Of course, the reason they are being exposed to the cold in the first place is because they have chosen to come racing. But while the sanctuary of the stands is always available should the bones become a little too chilled, jockeys do not have that option. Nor, it should be pointed out, are racing silks designed for their thermodynamic qualities.