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Michelle Payne
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Birthdate: September 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia

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Frankie Dettori
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Birthdate: December 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

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Rachael Blackmore
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Birthdate: July 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Killenaule, Ireland

Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore scripted history as the first female winner of Britain’s Grand National horse race. Born to a dairy farmer, she was raised on a farm and spent her childhood riding ponies. She turned a professional jockey in 2015. She was also the first female leading jockey at Cheltenham.

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Tony McCoy
(Horse racing jockey)

Tony McCoy
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Birthdate: May 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moneyglass, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Dick Francis
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Dick Francis
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Birthdate: October 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died: February 14, 2010

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Bill Shoemaker
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Birthdate: August 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fabens, Texas, United States
Died: October 12, 2003
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Lucien Laurin
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Birthdate: March 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Died: June 26, 2000

French Canadian jockey Lucien Laurin is best remembered for training the American Thoroughbred Secretariat to earn the 1973 Triple Crown championship and also win two Horse of the Year titles. Although known for his mercurial temper and his habit of yelling, he was also a perfectionist.

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Frank Hayes
(Jockey)

Frank Hayes
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Birthdate: 1901 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: June 4, 1923
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George Woolf
(Jockey)

George Woolf
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Birthdate: May 31, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Died: January 4, 1946

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Katie Walsh
(Jockey)

Katie Walsh
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Birthdate: December 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland
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Pat Eddery
(Jockey and race horse trainer)

Pat Eddery
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Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newbridge, Ireland
Died: November 10, 2015

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Eddie Arcaro
(Jockey)

Eddie Arcaro
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Birthdate: February 19, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 14, 1997
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Nina Carberry
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Birthdate: July 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland

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Gary Stevens
(Horse Racing Jockey)

Gary Stevens
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caldwell, Idaho, United States
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Julie Krone
(Jockey)

Julie Krone
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Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

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Chris Antley
(Jockey)

Chris Antley
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Birthdate: January 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Died: December 2, 2000
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Adam Lindsay Gordon
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Birthdate: October 19, 1833
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Faial Island, Portugal
Died: June 24, 1870

Adam Lindsay Gordon was a British-Australian poet, police officer, and politician. He attended the Royal Grammar School Worcester as a boy. At the behest of his father, he became a police officer, also dabbling in politics later on. He gained a reputation as a poet as well. His personal life was deeply troubled and he shot himself in 1870. 

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Gordon Richards
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Birthdate: May 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oakengates, England
Died: November 10, 1986
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Johnny Longden
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Birthdate: February 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wakefield, England
Died: February 14, 2003

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Scott Brash
(Show jumper)

Scott Brash
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Birthdate: November 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peebles, Peeblesshire, Scotland
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Jim Shoulders
(Rodeo cowboy)

Jim Shoulders
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Birthdate: May 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: June 20, 2007

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Richard Meade
(Jockey, Event rider)

Richard Meade
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Birthdate: December 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: January 8, 2015
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Tod Sloan
(Jockey)

Tod Sloan
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Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunker Hill, Indiana, United States
Died: December 21, 1933

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Anky van Grunsven
(Dressage rider, Jockey)

Anky van Grunsven
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Birthdate: January 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Erp, Netherlands

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Fred Archer
(Jockey)

Fred Archer
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Birthdate: January 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
Died: November 8, 1886

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Isaac Burns Murphy
(Jockey who was one of the highest paid athletes in his generation.)

Isaac Burns Murphy
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Birthdate: January 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clark County, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 12, 1896
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Bill Hartack
(Jockey)

Bill Hartack
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Birthdate: December 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26, 2007

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Scobie Breasley
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Birthdate: May 7, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Died: December 21, 2006
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Greville Starkey
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Birthdate: December 21, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lichfield, England
Died: April 14, 2010

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Fred Winter
(Jockey and trainer)

Fred Winter
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Birthdate: September 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Andover, England
Died: April 5, 2004
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Jerry D. Bailey
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Birthdate: August 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

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Josh Gifford
(Jockey)

Josh Gifford
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Birthdate: August 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huntingdon, England
Died: February 9, 2012

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Michael Scudamore
(National Hunt Racing Jockey in the 1950s and 1960s)

Michael Scudamore
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Birthdate: July 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ross, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 7, 2014

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Jimmy Winkfield
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Birthdate: April 12, 1882
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United State
Died: March 23, 1974
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Bruce Hobbs
(Jockey)

Bruce Hobbs
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Birthdate: December 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: November 22, 2005

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David Nicholson
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Birthdate: March 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Epsom, England
Died: August 27, 2006
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Willie Simms
(Jockey)

Willie Simms
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Birthdate: January 16, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: February 26, 1927

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Anthony Delpech
(Thoroughbred horse racing jockey who competes internationally)

Anthony Delpech
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Birthdate: February 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seychelles
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Ted Atkinson
(Jockey)

Ted Atkinson
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Birthdate: June 17, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: May 5, 2005

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Richard Fox
(Jockey)

Richard Fox
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Birthdate: March 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: June 28, 2011

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Kenneth Church
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Birthdate: March 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 13, 2020

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Rafael Fragoso
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Brazil
Died: May 17, 2020

Rafael Fragoso was a Brazilian sportsman and businessman. A former Brazilian champion in horse racing, Fragoso also represented his country in several international competitions. After retiring as a professional jockey, Rafael Fragoso operated a footwear and accessories store in Ipanema, which he shut down in 2015. He died of COVID-19 in 2020 at the age of 62.