Dick Francis | Horse Jockey

Dick Francis | Horse Jockey

Name Dick Francis
Profession Horse Jockey
Date of Birth 1920-10-31
Place of Birth Wales
Age 89 yrs
Death Date 2010-02-14
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Dick Francis

British steeple chase and racing jockey who excelled in both sports. He later became a successful crime writer.

Early Life of Dick Francis

He left school when he was 15 to become a horse jockey.

Trivia

He was instrumental in securing the future of the Grand National race.

Family Life

His father was also a horse jockey.

Associated With

He is comparable to legendary American jockey Willie Shoemaker.

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Edgar Prado | Horse Jockey

Edgar Prado | Horse Jockey

Name Edgar Prado
Profession Horse Jockey
Date of Birth 1967-06-12
Place of Birth Lima,
Peru
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Gemini

About Edgar Prado

Peruvian horse jockey has won over 6,000 races in his Racing Hall of Fame career.

Early Life of Edgar Prado

He scored his first major race at the Washington, D.C. International in 1991.

Trivia

He has raced numerous top-ranked horses, including Lemon Drop Kid, Saint Liam and Funny Cide.

Family Life

He and his wife have three children: Edgar Jr, Louis, and Patricia.

Associated With

He has won over 6,000 races in his career, that is two thousand less than legend Willie Shoemaker .

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Damien Oliver | Horse Jockey

Damien Oliver | Horse Jockey

Name Damien Oliver
Profession Horse Jockey
Date of Birth 1972-06-22
Place of Birth Australia
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Cancer

About Damien Oliver

Horse jockey who became one of the most successful jockeys in Australian history after he won the Melbourne Cup three times.

Early Life of Damien Oliver

He was born into a horse racing family.

Trivia

He has been accused of placing illegal bets.

Family Life

His brother Jason died in a horrific racing accident.

Associated With

He is one of Australia’s top jockey competitors, much like Blake Shinn.

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Ron Turcotte | Horse Jockey

Ron Turcotte | Horse Jockey

Name Ron Turcotte
Profession Horse Jockey
Date of Birth 1941-07-22
Place of Birth Canada
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Cancer

About Ron Turcotte

Canadian horse jockey and American racing legend who won the 1973 Triple Crown.

Early Life of Ron Turcotte

He began his career as a hot walker in 1959.

Trivia

He is best known for riding the horse Secretariat.

Family Life

He was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada.

Associated With

He and Red Pollard both won the prestigious Triple Crown.

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Sandy Hawley | Horse Jockey

Sandy Hawley | Horse Jockey

Name Sandy Hawley
Profession Horse Jockey
Date of Birth 1949-04-16
Place of Birth Canada
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Aries

About Sandy Hawley

Hall of Fame horse jockey who amassed 6,450 victories during his career which spanned 3 decades.

Early Life of Sandy Hawley

Before he became a professional jockey he was a plumber.

Trivia

He was the North American Outstanding Apprentice Jockey in 1969.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Ontario, Canada.

Associated With

He was a competitor of legendary jockey Angel Cordero Jr.

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