Miller thanks her "partner" as they cross the finish
The Jumping Game interviews three top jockeys: Chip and
Blythe Miller, children of trainer Bruce
Miller,and Sean Clancy. The three grew up together, and were
always in competition with one another.
Miller: "I'm happier on a horse, more comfortable, more at
peace up there, content with myself and what I'm doing. I'm having
fun when I'm out there... and as long as I'm having fun, I'm going
to keep riding"
"As a jockey you have maybe one or two opportunities to really
make a difference. You have to take advantage of those opportunities
because that's the difference between winning and losing."
"Every time you go out there it's something different, so
I think that's the part that is so addicting to it...that's the
part that you just can't get out of your system."
program also profiles one of steeplechase racing's most famous
jockeys, Joe Acheson, who was Sean Clancy's boyhood hero. Acheson
won 440 races in his career, which Clancy believes is, "an
champion steeplechase jockey featured in The Jumping Game
is Dick Francis, who rode for England's
Queen Mother before retiring to a highly successful career as
a mystery writer.