champion jockey

‘A Complete Surprise’: 1978’s Champion Jockey Darrel McHargue Honored To Join Hall Of Fame

Darrel McHargue, a jockey for 16 years until 1988, when he retired from the saddle to become a racing official – the last 30 years as a steward/Chief Steward with the California Horse Racing Board – has been elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame for his riding accomplishments. He will be […]

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‘Quite Emotional’: 13-Time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte Retires

Douglas Whyte waved farewell to the most successful race-riding career in Hong Kong history on Sunday evening at Sha Tin Racecourse, bowing out after saluting his fans long after the last race had weighed-in. The 13-time champion jockey’s final ride did not produce the fairy tale victory that he and the Sha Tin faithful desired, […]

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‘Fierce’ Competition: Purton Secures Hong Kong Champion Jockey Title

One of the fiercest Champion Jockey battles in recent memory concluded in thrilling fashion at Hong Kong’s Season Finale at Sha Tin Sunday as Zac Purton claimed his second title, sealing the result with victory on Rise High in the Class 1 Sha Tin Mile Trophy Handicap (1600m). Purton ended with a tally of 136 […]

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‘Being AP’ Producer Ryle Says Film Captures McCoy’s ‘All-Consuming’ Mentality

A.P. McCoy’s commercial agent Johnny Whitmore was talking to movie producer Nick Ryle over two years ago when the jockey’s remarkable life story came up. Ryle wanted to film the story, and the result became “Being AP,” a documentary of the champion jump jockey’s final season in the saddle, though Ryle didn’t know he’d be […]

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Champion Jamaican Jockey Nelson Will Continue Career In Canada

For the summer of 2015, Dane Nelson, a three-time champion jockey in Jamaica, traveled to Assiniboia Downs in Canada to ride. Despite arriving after the start of the meet, Nelson finished fifth overall in the standings, and will look to return there in 2016, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. The purses are much better in […]

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AP McCoy Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From BBC

At the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, jump jockey AP McCoy was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, according to the UK Daily Mail. McCoy, 41, announced his retirement in April of this year, following an incredible career in which he was champion 20 consecutive times over 4,357 career winners. In 2010, McCoy […]

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