Congratulations, Aaron!

Video of Well-Armed and Aaron Gryder smoking the field during the 2009 Dubai World Cup race

If you watched Animal Planet’s docu-drama “Jockeys,” you can just imagine how sweet it is for veteran jockey Aaron Gryder.

He and Well Armed (click link for his pedigree) blazed under the finish line in a wire-to-wire victory well ahead of their competitors in the 2009 edition of the world’s richest horse race.

So, what’s the jockey’s cut of the winning purse? Ten percent? So, on a $3.2 million purse, that’s a pretty good pay day.

FWIW, you see the figure $6 million associated with the Dubai World Cup race, but that’s the total, including Place and Show (second and third.)

Congratulations, Aaron.

Aaron Gryder/Photo courtesy Animal Planet

Aaron Gryder/Photo courtesy Animal Planet

BTW, the second seaon of “Jockeys” will feature hour-long episodes.

And, just a reminder, the first season half-hour (more like 20 minutes) episodes are on up the “Jockeys” website.

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