Best Jockey ESPY Award
The Best Jockey ESPY Award, known alternatively as the Jockey of the Year ESPY Award, has been presented annually since 1994 to the thoroughbred horse racing jockey, irrespective of nationality or gender, adjudged to be the best of those riding in the United States in a given calendar year.
Between 1994 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter has been exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.
Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter are conferred in June and reflect performance from the June previous.
List of winners
|1994||Mike E. Smith||22x20px United States|
|1995||Chris McCarron||22x20px United States|
|1996||Jerry D. Bailey||22x20px United States|
|1997||Jerry D. Bailey||22x20px United States|
|1998||Gary Stevens||22x20px United States|
|1999||Kent Desormeaux||22x20px United States|
|2000||Chris Antley||22x20px United States|
|2001||Kent Desormeaux||22x20px United States|
|2002||Victor Espinoza||22x20px Mexico|
|2003||José Santos||22x20px Chile|
|2004||Stewart Elliott||22x20px Canada|
|2005||Jeremy Rose||22x20px United States|
|2006||Edgar Prado||22x20px Peru|
|2007||Calvin Borel||22x20px United States|
|2008||Kent Desormeaux||22x20px United States|
|2009||Calvin Borel||22x20px United States|
- ↑ Because of the rescheduling of the ESPY Awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002.