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Michelle Payne
(Jockey)
Michelle Payne
6
Birthdate: September 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ballarat, Australia
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Frankie Dettori
(Jockey)
Frankie Dettori
4
Birthdate: December 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Tony McCoy
(Horse racing jockey)
Tony McCoy
4
Birthdate: May 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moneyglass, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Victor Espinoza
(Mexican Jockey Who Won the Triple Crown in 2015 on American Pharoah)
Victor Espinoza
4
Birthdate: May 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulancingo, Mexico

Victor Espinoza is a Mexican jockey who competes in the American Thoroughbred horse racing. In 2015, Espinoza became the first Hispanic and oldest jockey to achieve the Triple Crown; he achieved the feat on a famous horse named American Pharoah. A three-time Kentucky Derby winner, Victor Espinoza has also won the Preakness Stakes on three occasions.

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Rachael Blackmore
(Jockey)
Rachael Blackmore
4
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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Pat Eddery
(Jockey and race horse trainer)
Pat Eddery
3
Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newbridge, Ireland
Died: November 10, 2015
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Katie Walsh
(Jockey)
Katie Walsh
3
Birthdate: December 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kildare, Ireland
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Mike E. Smith
(Jockey)
Mike E. Smith
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dexter, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Dick Francis
(British Steeplechase Jockey and Novelist)
Dick Francis
3
Birthdate: October 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Died: February 14, 2010
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Eddie Arcaro
(One of the Greatest Jockeys in the History of American Racing)
Eddie Arcaro
3
Birthdate: February 19, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 14, 1997
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Robyn Smith
(First Female Jockey to Win a Stakes Race in 1973)
Robyn Smith
2
Birthdate: August 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ron Turcotte
(Canadian Former Race Horse Jockey Who won the 'US Triple Crown' in 1973)
Ron Turcotte
3
Birthdate: July 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drummond, Canada

Ron Turcotte is a Canadian former race horse jockey. He is best known for winning the US Triple Crown in 1973, riding the famous American thoroughbred racehorse, Secretariat. In 1979, he was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. In 1980, Ron Turcotte was elected as a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

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Julie Krone
(American Retired Jockey)
Julie Krone
3
Birthdate: July 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States
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Lester Piggott
(British Professional Jockey and Trainer)
Lester Piggott
0
Birthdate: November 5, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wantage, Berkshire, England
Died: May 29, 2022

Lester Piggott is an English former jockey. Piggott has 4,493 career wins under his belt and is considered one of the greatest jockeys of all time. In 1999, Piggott was ranked second in the top 50 jockeys of the 20th century list published by the Racing Post. In 2021, Piggott was inducted into the British Champions Series Hall of Fame.

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Gary Stevens
(American Horse Racing Jockey)
Gary Stevens
3
Birthdate: March 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caldwell, Idaho, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Nina Carberry
(Jockey)
Nina Carberry
3
Birthdate: July 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland
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Ruby Walsh
(Irish Former Jockey)
Ruby Walsh
2
Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kill, County Kildare, Ireland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gordon Richards
(British Jockey Who is the Only Flat Jockey to Have Been Knighted)
Gordon Richards
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Donnington Wood, Telford, England
Died: November 10, 1986
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Bill Shoemaker
(American Professional Jockey)
Bill Shoemaker
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fabens, Texas, United States
Died: October 12, 2003
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Hollie Doyle
(British Jockey Who Competes in Flat Racing)
Hollie Doyle
2
Birthdate: October 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Unknown
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Bill Hartack
(American Jockey)
Bill Hartack
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 26, 2007
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Steve Cauthen
(Retired American Jockey)
Steve Cauthen
2
Birthdate: May 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky, United States
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Calvin Borel
(American Jockey)
Calvin Borel
2
Birthdate: November 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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John R. Velazquez
(Jockey in Thoroughbred Horse Racing)
John R. Velazquez
2
Birthdate: November 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carolina, Puerto Rico
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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George Woolf
(Jockey)
George Woolf
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Died: January 4, 1946
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Lucien Laurin
(French-Canadian Jockey and Trainer of the Triple Crown Winning Horse 'Secretariat')
Lucien Laurin
5
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
(American Jockey)
Frank Hayes
0
Birthdate: 1901 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: June 4, 1923
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Hayley Turner
(English Jockey)
Hayley Turner
2
Birthdate: January 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
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Bryony Frost
(English National Hunt Jockey)
Bryony Frost
2
Birthdate: April 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buckfastleigh, Devon, England
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Chris Antley
(American National Champion and U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Jockey)
Chris Antley
2
Birthdate: January 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Died: December 2, 2000
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Pat Day
(American Retired Jockey)
Pat Day
2
Birthdate: October 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brush, Colorado, United States
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Javier Castellano
(Venezuelan Jockey)
Javier Castellano
2
Birthdate: October 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Diane Crump
(Jockey and Horse trainer)
Diane Crump
1
Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
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Jerry Bailey
(American Hall of Fame Jockey)
Jerry Bailey
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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Kent Desormeaux
(American Jockey)
Kent Desormeaux
2
Birthdate: February 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maurice, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Johnny Longden
(American Hall of Fame and National Champion Jockey and a Trainer of Thoroughbred Racehorses)
Johnny Longden
2
Birthdate: February 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Died: February 14, 2003
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Rosie Napravnik
(Former American Thoroughbred Horse Racing Jockey)
Rosie Napravnik
2
Birthdate: February 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mendham Borough, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Edgar Prado
(19th Jockey in Thoroughbred Racing History to Win 5,000 Races in 2004)
Edgar Prado
2
Birthdate: June 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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Chantal Sutherland
(Jockey)
Chantal Sutherland
2
Birthdate: February 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Venetia Williams
(English Racehorse Trainer)
Venetia Williams
2
Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scorrier, United Kingdom
 41 
Laffit Pincay Jr.
(Panamanian Jockey)
Laffit Pincay Jr.
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Panama City, Panama
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Lizzie Kelly
(British Retired Jockey)
Lizzie Kelly
2
Birthdate: April 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United Kingdom
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Ángel Cordero Jr.
(Puerto Rican Jockey)
Ángel Cordero Jr.
2
Birthdate: May 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santurce, Puerto Rico
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Russell Baze
(Jockey)
Russell Baze
2
Birthdate: August 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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Donna Barton Brothers
(Former Jockey Who Won Over 1,100 Horse Races)
Donna Barton Brothers
2
Birthdate: April 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
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Tod Sloan
(American Thoroughbred Horse Racing Jockey)
Tod Sloan
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunker Hill, Indiana, United States
Died: December 21, 1933
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Isaac Burns Murphy
(One of the Greatest Riders in American Thoroughbred Horse Racing History)
Isaac Burns Murphy
2
Birthdate: January 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clark County, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 12, 1896
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Chris McCarron
(Retired Horse Jockey Who Amassed 7,141 Wins in his Career)
Chris McCarron
2
Birthdate: March 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Garrett K. Gomez
(American Thoroughbred Jockey)
Garrett K. Gomez
2
Birthdate: January 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Died: December 14, 2016
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Fred Archer
(British Jockey)
Fred Archer
2
Birthdate: January 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died: November 8, 1886