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J. Linus McAtee

Linus McAtee
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Frenchtown, New Jersey, U.S.
Birth date 1897
Death date November 15, 1963
Career wins 930
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Connaught Cup (1916)
Woodstock Stakes (1916)
Metropolitan Handicap (1918, 1930)
Champagne Stakes (1919, 1926, 1929)
Alabama Stakes (1920, 1926, 1930)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (1920, 1923)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1920)
Kentucky Oaks (1921)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1922, 1929, 1930)
Test Stakes (1922)
Brookdale Handicap (1923, 1926, 1930)
Tremont Stakes (1923, 1928)
Washington Handicap (1923)
Astoria Stakes (1924, 1925, 1926, 1930)
Belmont Futurity (1924, 1928, 1930)
Demoiselle Stakes (1924, 1926, 1928, 1930)
Sanford Stakes (1924, 1929)
Carter Handicap (1926)
Jerome Handicap (1926, 1928)
Manhattan Handicap (1926, 1929)
Matron Stakes (1926, 1929)
Queens County Handicap (1926)
Flash Stakes (1928, 1930 +1 more)
Gazelle Stakes (1928)
Laurel Futurity (1928)
Schuylerville Stakes (1928)
Adirondack Stakes (1929)
Empire City Handicap (1929)
Jamaica Handicap (1931)
Travers Stakes (1931)
Whitney Handicap (1931)
Withers Stakes (1931)
Wood Memorial Stakes (1932)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1916)
Kentucky Derby (1927, 1929)
Racing awards
United States Champion Jockey by earnings (1928)
United States Racing Hall of Fame (1956)
Significant horses
Damrosch, Mother Goose, Clyde Van Dusen, Whiskery, Jamestown, Twenty Grand

John Linus McAtee (1897 - November 15, 1963) was an American Hall of Fame jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. He went by his middle name, Linus, but was nicknamed "Pony" by friends and would be called that by some in the press. While still an apprentice, he rode for Commander J. K. L. Ross in Canada then was aboard his colt Damrosch for the win in the 1916 Preakness Stakes.

Called one of the best riders of his era by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, McAtee developed into a superior tactician who won two Kentucky Derbys and who was the United States Champion Jockey in money earned for 1928. After retiring from racing in 1932, a comeback attempt three years later ended after he suffered a serious foot injury. In 1956, he was inducted in the United States' Racing Hall of Fame.



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