Rachael Blackmore’s victory ends any debate about relevance of a jockey’s gender
Thanks to Blackmore, whether male or female, from now on riders will surely be referred to simply as jockeys
The package of weight versus strength does still vary between men and women. For any given weight we’d expect – expect, human variation can be rather large – a man to have greater strength. Depending upon how important that weight versus strength is in a jockey we might even find women becoming pre-eminent in the sport. Or this might remain as an example of that interesting variation across the population.
We don’t know as yet. It’s going to be interesting finding out, isn’t it?