US academy schools local jockeys

The move follows cut of the number of available foreign jockeys by US immigration laws.

    The Belmont Stakes is being held on Saturday and as part of the triple crown of US horse racing, it attracts millions of viewers.

    Many of the jockeys are recruited from Latin America, but a school in the US is trying to change that.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Kentucky.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.