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Lewis King, Sarah Jane Cullen, Jean McArdle, Adrian McGoldrick, Jennifer Pugh, Giles Warrington, and Ciara Losty

sport of horseracing, in particular, the athletes aboard the thoroughbred racehorse, jockeys. Despite the fact the sport has been labeled as high risk and demanding ( Warrington et al., 2009 ), there is a dearth of literature examining the stressors experienced by jockeys. Moreover, few sports involve

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Tanya McGuane, Stephen Shannon, Lee-Ann Sharp, Martin Dempster, and Gavin Breslin

( Burke, 2006 ; The British Horseracing Authority, 2015 ; The Turf Club of Ireland, 2007 ) assign more-successful horses to carry heavier jockeys in an attempt to improve competitive fairness. The minimum competition weight requirement for jockeys riding in flat races is 7 stones 12 pounds (45.21 kg