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Animal Planet Leads Second Season Of 'Jockeys' Into Starting Gate

Animal Planet is saddling up for a second season of Jockeys.

The Discovery Communications service will bring back the docu-drama, which rides into the high-stakes world of horse racing, ordering seven new hour-long episodes from Go Go Luckey. The sophomore season will begin its ride this summer.
The freshman season, which crossed the finish line March 13, brought Animal Planet viewers into the lives of seven jockeys who raced at Santa Anita Race Track during its 30-day Oak Tree Meet.
For the sophomore campaign, the show will return six jockeys and add two new ones: Garret Gomez, the 38-year-old who won Jockey of the Year honors and Corey Nakatini, the winner of seven Breeders Cup victories, who is coming off an injury.
"It's our goal in the second season to bring viewers even deeper into the exciting, challenging and complex lives of the jockeys," says Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet, in a statement. "Hour-long episodes give us a broader palette to do so and to create a richer experience of the whole world of racing, horses and the track."