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Don Seymour

Don Seymour
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Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Birth date 1960
Career wins 2,138
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Canadian Triple Crown (1989, 1990)
Plate Trial Stakes (1989, 1990, 1991)
Queen's Plate (1989, 1990)
Prince of Wales Stakes (1989, 1990)
Breeders' Stakes (1989, 1990, 1992)
Molson Export Million (1990)
Jammed Lovely Stakes (1993)
Racing awards
Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey
(1985, 1987, 1989, 1990)
Avelino Gomez Memorial Award (1995)
Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame (1999)
Significant horses
With Approval, Term Limits, Carotene
Izvestia, Play The King, Alywow

Donald J. Seymour (born 1960 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing who is the only jockey in history to win two Canadian Triple Crowns.

Raised in Etobicoke, Ontario, Don Seymour began his professional racing career riding in Western Canada. From 1981 to 1986 he was the leading rider in Alberta. In 1988, he finished second aboard Play The King in the Breeders' Cup Sprint. In 1989 he signed on with Kinghaven Farms where that year he teamed up with trainer Roger Attfield to become the first in twenty-six years to capture Canada's Triple Crown series. Following their 1989 Triple Crown with the colt With Approval, in 1990 they repeated the feat with Izvestia, an achievement that has never been equaled.

Don Seymour retired in 1994 having won the Sovereign Award as Canada's top jockey a record four times. In 1995 he was voted the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award in recognition of his significant contribution to the sport of horse racing. In 1999, he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.



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