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Bol plans to become a licensed jockey

Updated: October 10, 2003, 9:14 PM ET
Associated Press

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Manute Bol, the 7-foot-7 former NBA player from the Sudan, plans to follow his brief stints in hockey and boxing with a venture into horse racing.

Hoosier Park announced Friday that Bol plans to "become the world's tallest jockey" on Oct. 18.

The track, about 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis, said Bol will become a licensed jockey with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission in an effort to raise money for his native country. The news release did not offer further details ...

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