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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Judge Rules in Jockey Case: A federal district court judge ruled this morning that jockeys cannot be prevented from wearing patches while riding in this weekend's Kentucky Derby. In two separate cases, the judge upheld the right to wear advertising patches and the right to wear the patch of the Jockey's Guild, their union. The former decision applies only to the litigants in the case, but the latter applies to all jockeys in the Guild. The ruling forestalls any talk of a jockey boycott of this weekend's Derby.

You can read more on the case here. For more on the issue of advertising and logos detracting from a sport, please see this earlier post.


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