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2014-05-13 23:01:55

The Kentucky Derby has been called, "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports." A lot can happen in those two minutes, including the potential for injury to both horses and professional jockeys. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The Kentucky Derby is a time for fanfare, amazing styles, and the thrill of watching 20 horses race to the finish line. Along with all the pomp and circumstance comes the potential for injury, either on behalf of the horses or even the professional...

2013-08-21 23:24:33

Murse World, the popular men’s scrubs retailer, is proud to announce the addition of Jockey™ brand scrubs. Jockey™ is a leading manufacturer of medical scrubs used by male nurses and other healthcare professionals. West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Murse World, the popular men's scrubs retailer, is proud to announce the addition of Jockey Scrubs. Jockey™ is a leading manufacturer of medical scrubs used by male nurses and other healthcare professionals. Featuring...

2010-12-19 16:16:00

MANCHESTER, England, December 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC Sports Personality of the Year award winner Tony McCoy is now a peoples' champion according to bookmaker Fred Done. Tony McCoy has been the champion jockey 15 times and becomes the first jockey to win the BBC award. McCoy this year won the Grand National on Don't Push It. Betfred boss Fred Done said, "I'm absolutely delighted AP has won this award voted for by the public. I'm lucky enough to know AP and he puts his...

2010-10-14 06:03:00

BROMSGROVE, England, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bird and Co Creative, a Worcestershire-based company specialising in creative graphic design and web design, has announced that it is to sponsor professional flat jockey Royston Ffrench. The sponsorship deal, which will see Ffrench wear the Bird and Co logo on the racecourse, comes after the agency designed a new website for the jockey and firmly establishes Bird and Co's reputation as a specialist equine design company and its commitment to...

2010-02-02 17:22:00

Action Necessary to Ensure 'Orderly Conduct of Racing' at Penn National HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To protect the orderly conduct of racing at Penn National Race Course, the Pennsylvania State Racing Commission today ejected horse owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo from competing at Penn National. In recent days, the commission has received multiple reports that the presence of Gill and Adamo at Penn National was causing a disruption of orderly conduct...

2009-09-01 13:25:10

The Ontario Racing Commission has mandated cushioned horseracing whips and restrictions on how often jockeys can use them. The new rules are similar to those recently introduced in New York, California and Australia, the Toronto Star reported. The length of the new whips, or crops, is the same, although the popper at the end is cushioned to take away some of the sting, the newspaper said. Gunnar Lindberg, a former top jockey and now a racing commission steward at Woodbine race track in...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'