In this paper I ask how it is that women, despite being a significant part of the workforce in horseracing, are still only a minority of professional jockeys. I explore the relationship between social practices and the gender based inequalities and use Bourdieu’s concepts of field, capital and habitus to analyze its classed and gendered nature. I draw on an ethnographic study of a racing yard, focusing particularly on the experiences of Anne Dudley, one of my female interviewees, who, unusually, had ridden as a jockey. She typifies the ways in which women’s career trajectories within the racing field are shaped by access to physical and social capital. I argue that habitus can be used to illustrate how redirection(s) in practices or ideas are brought about within a patriarchal, masculine field of power.
Emily Stadder and Michael L. Naraine
“Casinos,” “slots,” “horseracing,” and “sports betting.” These words are just a few that will evoke images of the gaming and gambling industry. A global phenomenon, this industry is continuing to grow and expand. In 2015, the gross gaming yield worldwide was measured at $430 billion U.S. and
Robert J. Lake and Simon J. Eaves
of the United States as a global superpower. 25 Research involving media analyses has brought to light interesting manifestations of Anglo-American relations during this same period prior to the First World War, in competitive sports including athletics, tennis, and horseracing, which revealed
Chad Seifried, Tiffany E. Demiris, and Jeffrey Petersen
for about $9,500 (i.e., $266,220 in 2020) by like-minded civic leaders (i.e., Texas Cotton Palace Association) on twelve acres at the intersection of Clay Avenue and South 13th Street. The rebuilt wood complex provided a large main hall and supported a 10,000-seat horse-racing track, where football
Bryan E. Denham
This article addresses how The New York Times, through an investigative series on drug use and catastrophic breakdowns in U.S. horse racing, influenced policy initiatives across a 6-month period. Beginning with the March 25, 2012, exposé “Mangled Horses, Maimed Jockeys,” the article analyzes how the newspaper helped define policy conversations at both the state and national levels. The article also addresses how the Interstate Horseracing Improvement Act of 2011, a fledgling piece of legislation, became what Kingdon described as a “solution in search of a problem” and thus a political lever in policy deliberations. Long recognized for its capacity to influence the content of other news outlets, the article concludes, The New York Times can also play an important role in legislative arenas, informing lawmakers of salient issues, as well as opportunities for substantive and symbolic policy actions.
Olan K.M. Scott, Bo (Norman) Li, and Stephen Mighton
October 2008 to July 2009 ( Lumby et al., 2014 ). Moreover, horseracing received more coverage than women’s sport in the same period ( Lumby et al., 2014 ). The Australian Sports Commission compiled a report coverage of women’s and men’s sports and found that the coverage of women’s sport had declined in
Sarah Kelly and Michael Ireland
, and for nonalcohol-sponsored sports this was a nonalcohol company (ie, Kia and Lexus car brands for Australian Open tennis and the Melbourne Cup horseracing carnival). For participants primarily exposed to sports featuring alcohol sponsorship, the results were consistent with the hypothesized
Changwook Kim, Jinwon Kim, and Seongsoo Jang
the horseracing industry . Local Economy, 25 ( 3 ), 220 – 233 . doi:10.1080/02690941003784275 10.1080/02690941003784275 Parr , J.B. ( 2002 ). Missing elements in the analysis of agglomeration economies . International Regional Science Review, 25 ( 2 ), 151 – 168 . doi:10