Twelve top American jockeys have stripped down for a 2012 calendar that will assist the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. It costs $13.99 and is a good cause, and also shows these jockeys have some rocking bods. From the Albany Times Union:
OK. Let's just be frank. Jockeys are athletes. Many of them have rippling abs, and there's something sexy in that whole facing-danger thing, a guy who puts it on the line to go speeding down the track on the back of a thoroughbred. ...
Beefcakes? At between 5 feet 1 and 5 feet 6 and under 115 pounds, you might consider them petite filets. But abs don't lie.
Still, [photographer Barbara D.] Livingston was careful to shoot the jockeys at an angle that wouldn't emphasize their stature, and when she paired them with horses, she either chose horses on the smaller side (a leather vest-clad Calvin Borel was shot with a pony) or get only part of the horse in the shot.
Hot is hot and it's more about quality than size. The Times-Union has a photo gallery of 16 images of the jockeys.
Hat tip to Deadspin.