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Before Davy Jones was famous, he dreamed of being a jockey. Photo courtesy of the Estate of David T. Jones

Davy Jones fans return love, support his horses

Long before Davy Jones became a Monkee, he was a horseman. It was in the company of racehorses that he sought to make a career as a young jockey. Until, that is, his trainer lovingly kicked him out of the racing stables for his own good, with the admonishment that he shouldn’t have to be picking up after horses his whole life, says Jones’ daughter Jessica Cramer Jones. “My father was a broken boy when he first discovered horses,” Jones says in a telephone interview with “He was 12 when he lost his mother, and he turned to horses […]