To become a jockey, it was above necessary to love horses!

It was also necessary to meet certain physical standards that only nature can bestow. The jockey had to be small and light, and also a master tactician. Before earning the title of jockey they first had to win 40 victories as an apprentice. The jockey had a long career, still riding at the age of 50.

Some the great Belgian jockeys: Lou Follette, Guibert Muyldermans, Patrick Massage, Pascal Vandekeere and Jr Gérard Vergaerde, champion of Europe in 1991.