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Why do jockeys never have any facial hair?

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Why do jockeys never have any facial hair? I’ve been watching for 30 years and I’ve never seen one.
Stephen, Horsham

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Steve, Epsom
Qualification: I tried to find this out years ago
Answer: It’s Jockey Club etiquette. In their handbook it says jockeys must present themselves in a tidy and respectable manner and that includes shaving.

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