So if I understand correctly, being lighter than required is a no no, but being a bit heavier is alright?
If they are heavier it has to be announced to the punters.
There is a minimum weight but not exactly a maximum? The heavier weight is only announced but not disqualified?
I am thinking of those few jockeys that are a bit taller and heavier than the rest. I might be wrong, but I get the impression that today jockeys aren't so much starving themselves anymore to make weight requirements like they used to. Is that because the maximum weight is higher... or there is no max weight?
Sorry I am a little confused, as one can see.
Thanks so much for all the answers guys!