73+ Best Rider Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Rider Quotes

A good jockey has to be physically well balanced. They have to possess a strong upper body and a strong lower body. You’ve gotta have quick reflexes, and you’ve got to be incredibly coordinated. But it’s you’re instincts that have to be perfect. You can’t be an exceptional rider without instincts. — Chantal Sutherland

He is a rider who has always stood up and been counted and will have an opportunity to race in the world’s. — Paco Antequera

Rider is a real good team. I thought we wrestled fairly well for the most part, but we didn’t do as well in some areas. — Carl Adams

Someone laughed at me when I said it, but I think that Roberto is a rider for second efforts. — Manolo Saiz

He’s the most recognizable American rider in the sport today. At the races, men, women and children crowd around the Discovery bus to see George. He’s the leader of this team. — Lance Armstrong

It’s personal. It is a race against oneself. It is just you and the clock, … There are no outside things that can alter your challenge, there is no rider to block you. Just you and the clock, and the wind and the ride. That’s all there is. — Michael Rogers

Troy went past me but he went too deep…I just kept my line and ended up back in front. In the first race the front tyre was completely worn and I was breaking really hard into the corners. We made some changes for the second race. The team really understands me and the kind of rider I am. — Troy Corser

One time, I was given an essay topic: to describe a perfect horse, whom the mere sight of the rider’s whip would make obedient. I depicted this perfect horse throwing his rider at the sight of the whip. — Marquis de Lafayette

Madonna is a pretty good rider and very fit and agile. Being thrown off is just one of the risks of riding. — Richard Turner

I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider – very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I brought them with me when I showed up in Hollywood. — Ben Affleck

Now it’s another 12 months I have to watch another rider race in the rainbow jersey. I didn’t do much wrong. I was beaten by a very, very fast sprinter. — Nicole Cooke

The criminal trial today is a kind of show-jumping contest in which the rider for the prosecution must clear every obstacle to succeed. — Robert Mark

He’s a great freestyle rider and potential great racer, which is a rare combination for a boy. He’s got a wonderful personality on top of that too. — Mark Faulkner

Andrew was the strongest and most aggressive rider in the race but just didn’t have the sprint finish of some of the other riders. — S. Walker

He’s a great rider for the future. He has a professional mentality. — George Morris

Both times it was right after Rider last year. We were a little bit flat tonight, I don’t know what it was, but you have to give credit to Denison too. We were glad to get out of it with a win. — Marty Green

I’ve got nothing but respect for (Vanderbilt), Coach (Tim) Corbin and his staff. That’s an outstanding baseball club over there that we beat tonight. I thought our guys played very well, and having (senior pitcher) Bryan Rider back, obviously it was big to have a guy like that you can throw at the end of games. — Chris Finwood

We’re convinced that he would have kept his leader’s jersey had he not crashed. You don’t take the yellow jersey away from a rider who crashed out. — Johan Bruyneel

He will certainly do a big race on Sunday because I have seen him doing fine during the last week. He is a rider that can be in front during long races and he does good sprints. — Erik Zabel

It’s hard on the kids because the kids want to play. My fullback had four carries and Rider probably had four carries. It’s hard to keep those guys pumped up and ready to roll. — Darren Kalina

My father, Ricardo, has been my biggest role model on and off the bike. He was a pretty good rider himself when he was younger. He got me into the sport and I really looked up to him. My older brother, Rich, was a role model in the beginning as well. We are very close as a family and we rode together all the time. My father taught us what was right and wrong. He taught us to work hard and strive to achieve our goals. He was very inspiring for me. My father really taught me that if I work hard enough, I can achieve anything. I think that is important at any age. — George Hincapie

He’s a strong rider and definitely one of the best at getting loose balls off the ground for us. He’s also one of the best inside finishers in the nation and makes defenses respect his inside play. — Jason Bloom

I think it’s a golden opportunity for someone who wants to become a race rider to capitalize on by getting an education from a group of people who have been there, done it a long time and are not trying to pull the wool over their eyes so to speak. — Chris McCarron

I was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess when I was actually, like, two years old. And so I started with Baby Guess; I did Guess Kids, and then I stopped because I was a really competitive horseback rider and a club volleyball player. I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers for volleyball. So, I kind of stopped modeling. — Gigi Hadid

We tried to keep Sastre up front ahead of the climb, where it all exploded. Of course, it would’ve been more fun if we’d had a rider in the break, but I’m pretty satisfied with the fact that we had three guys in the second group with all the big favourites. — Kim Andersen

He owns part of the team. If there’s a certain rider from Texas who wants to join the team, we’ll have space. — Dan Osipow

The reason I’m in the position I’m in right now is because of bad luck on the part of Doug Henry, … Before his crash there’s no question that Henry was the rider to beat. When he went out for the season it turned the whole series upside down. I had a really good weekend at Copper Mountain and came out of there with a solid lead. Now I’ve just got to keep plugging away in these last two races and hope everything goes OK. If I’m in a position to win the last race I think I’ll go for it just like I did last year in Las Vegas. — Jeff Ward

I am very honored to be the next head basketball coach at Rider University. I will work tirelessly to reward (this) decision to name me as the next head coach in a program with such a proud tradition. — Tommy Dempsey

For want of a nail the shoe was lost, For want of a shoe the horse was lost, For want of a horse the rider was lost, Forwant of a rider the battle was lost, For want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horse. — Benjamin Franklin

Glenn’s help on the day was invaluable. With Glenn being there, it allowed the crews to practice in as near to a real situation as is possible. His help and guidance at the session ensures that should any rider get into difficulties at Somerset in the new season, they will receive first rate attention from the crews on duty, attention which could make all the difference as far as rider safety is concerned. — Jon Jacobs

By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age. — Calamity Jane

It’s an event where the rider has to use their horse a lot more, — Roger Williams

We judge off those criteria. It’s not like we sit there with an open mind. We use those tools to judge so we can explain why one rider was better than the other. — Rocky Steagall

Rarely do you have a horse of that caliber and a rider of that caliber together. Big Ben was very sensitive and needed a very sensitive rider. Not everyone could have done well with Big Ben. — George Morris

I couldn’t have a better rider or person to work for. He shows up every day and is great with the trainers, owners and the fans. He makes my job very, very easy. — Steve Rushing

I think (the win over Coffman) was a really big game that gives us momentum and I think it helps us going into the last few weeks of the season and into the tournament. Coach Rider really emphasized getting bodies on people and boxing out. Being in the right position is helping out with that. — Chris Ricks

We knew he was a great rider in the morning, but you never know if he’s going to be great in the afternoon, too. He showed me that he had the potential. — Patrick Biancone

Those guys can drink like fish. Their rider for the show every night, they get two big bottles of Jack Daniels, a big bottle of vodka, a big bottle of tequila and four cases of beer. And then that’s not including when they go to the bar and people buy them drinks; that’s just what they have backstage for them every night. — Kevin Phillips

We’ll have to just leave it up to the rider not to do anything suicidal. — Neal McLaughlin

We are very happy to have Marcus on our team for next season. He is a really good rider, who has the right attitude and fits perfectly on the team. Primarily, he is a reinforcement to our Classics team, but he is a rider who has the ability to make a difference in almost any kind of race. — Bjarne Riis

He’s been the most dominant rider the last 15 years, and one of the most accomplished riders ever. He’s in there with guys like Pincay, Shoemaker, Arcaro, Day. He’s one of us, no doubt. — Angel Jr.

That was a very dangerous moment. Amber’s a strong rider and she’s won races like that before. The Germans did what they had to do, or maybe she might have been gone. — Oenone Wood

The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one; for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security. — William Cavendish

I was surprised Russell (Baze, the rider of Lost in the Fog) didn’t lay back a bit, but I think he knows once our horse gets his head in front he’s tough to beat. — Alan Sherman

For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail. — Benjamin Franklin

One thing: I’ll probably get a new rider next year because this kid finally got this horse beat, … Just kidding. — Russell Baze

Andr is a young rider with massive potential. He has shown that already on a number of occasions this year. We are hoping that, with us, he can continue to develop and evolve as a sprinter. — Olaf Ludwig

We pride ourselves on our ability to understand what each team and rider needs and we meet those needs. It requires people with years of experience and understanding and we have that. Our people and our level of support are what make Dunlop what it is. We know tires and we know racing like no one else. — Jim Allen

A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost — Benjamin Franklin

Carlos did really well in the Vuelta and he fully deserves his spot on the podium. He’s an all round rider and it’s great to see him prove it with a nice result such as this. It takes a lot to achieve a podium spot in the Vuelta, and I think he’s been one of the prominent riders in this race – just as we as a team have been up front in nearly all stages. We took a brilliant stage victory, and with a little luck we could’ve taken a couple more. On the whole I’m very satisfied with the efforts delivered by everyone. Our aim was to get a good result overall and try for a stage win along the way, and we’ve achieved both. The team has worked perfectly and everyone down here in and around the team deserve big credit. — Kim Andersen

It was magic. You would have thought it was a local rider because the stadium absolutely erupted. — Tony Thompson

This mind of mine went formerly wandering about as it liked, as it listed, as it pleased; but I shall now hold it in thoroughly, as the rider who holds the hook holds in the furious elephant. — Friedrich Muller

Tyler is a great rider; we were looking for a rider to get her to settle. — Christopher Paasch

If a rider appeals against a suspension in, say, a Cox Plate, the right to ride on Derby Day at Flemington a week later and in the Melbourne Cup will be at the discretion of the Appeals Board. — Des Gleeson

Year and year out, Rider has a tough team. We’re going to have our hands full. — John Sacchi

I think I’m the only professional horse rider from the movie industry. Strangely, I’ve seen no men from the industry at equestrian events. Though I’ve seen some ladies like Diya Mirza and Lara Dutta at the race course. Women, by the way, make superior horse riders. — Randeep Hooda

Are ideals confined to this deformed experiment upon a noble purpose, tainted, as it is, with bargains and tied to a peace treaty which might have been disposed of long ago to the great benefit of the world if it had not been compelled to carry this rider on its back? — Henry Cabot Lodge

There were only five features, and they were all all hand rails, like the ones you find on the street. You don’t find those at many resorts, but in this event they were all that way. They’re incredibly hard. You have to be a very skilled rider to get them. — Miah Wheeler

I wanted that race to go down to the final lap. It was such a good battle that it’s a shame that it ended the way it did. I saw a lapped rider down in the turn and just lost concentration for a split second. That corner was slick and I washed out my front wheel and I was on the ground before I knew it. It’s a tough series and things like that are going to happen. Fortunately I didn’t lose too much ground in the points and I’ll go to San Francisco hoping to come back strong. — James Stewart

He’s a professional. He’s the best rider of our generation. — Ron Anderson

I just feel like he’s the right rider for the horse. Her best race is when she stalks (the leaders), and he can make a horse relax. We haven’t had anybody like him come around in years. — Jeff Bonde

You can’t say it is the red-coated rider on a black horse going through the plains checking out settlers anymore. Crime has evolved. — Bill Mackay

I’m looking forward to this end part of the season, … Riding the bike in Japan for a factory Honda rider is a real honour. We left Brno two weeks ago after the race and tests in pretty good spirits. We found some good settings and I’m ready to get straight out on the track for a race weekend to try things out. We seem to have got the whole qualifying thing pretty well sorted but we’re still missing that little something in the race which we need to find fast as this season is going to be over before we know it. — B. R. Hayden

What happened was going to happen. You can’t win a grand tour without a strong team. I was the best rider and with a stronger team the victory wouldn’t have slipped out of my hands. But my team came here with few expectations. After winning one stage, we already fulfilled them. — Denis Menchov

It was all dirt bikes. I was a dirt bike rider at the time, and it was about things I related to. — Bruce Williams

When Horse Power approached me about joining their team I jumped at the offer because they are doing with new horse owners what I am doing with new riders?educating and guiding them through the intricacies of the most exhilarating and exciting business in the world. A lot can go wrong for the novice rider and novice owner. I believe a proper education and the right advisors can make the entire experience more positive. — Chris McCarron

While investigating, working this case, a rider started making threats to the police officers and their lives. — Joe Rios

No, but we put a rider in our contract that there has to be Pabst Blue Ribbon in our dressing rooms, just because we thought it would be funny. — Kid Rock

I like to see a guy ride with confidence. He is competitive, and he has shown the ability to travel and compete everywhere he goes. And probably the guy I respected as a rider the most over the years — Bailey — told me he is the best young rider out there. — Bruce Lunsford

If you do have a team where every rider has a huge list of results, that means everybody wants to do the race for themselves. The strongest team in the Tour is not the strongest team on paper. — Tyler Hamilton

Our team is slowly coming together. Rider led the way and was solid at the libero position. Not only was she able to dig the ball, but she passed to target which jump-started our offense. And Vasquez controlled the net. — Kim Evans

For such a heavily marked rider it was a brilliant escape. It was like escaping from Alcatraz. — Susy Pryde

We had this kind of camaraderie – you know, children of the Sixties! But he’s gone Republican. Easy Rider is a Republican! — M. Hopper

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