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Where: HBO, tonight, 8
In September 2002, there was a segment on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" about what jockeys go through to make weight. It focused on Randy Romero, who retired in 1999 because of liver and kidney failure caused by years of self-induced vomiting. The practice is called flipping.
Out of that segment on Romero and what flipping had done to him comes this powerful 90-minute documentary that expands on the story.
Romero, his friend Shane Sellers and Chris Rosier are the featured jockeys. They tell their stories in their own words. There is no narrator.