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Jamie Theriot

Jamie Theriot
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Arnaudville, Louisiana, United States
Birth date January 30, 1979
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Lone Star Park Handicap (2003)
Elkhorn Stakes (2007)
Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (2007)
Opening Verse Handicap (2007)
Aegon Turf Sprint Stakes (2008)
Aristides Breeders' Cup Stakes (2008)
Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes (2008)
Oklahoma Derby (2008)
Shakertown Stakes (2008)
Pucker Up Stakes (2008)
Woodford Stakes (2008)
Black Gold Stakes (2009)
Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (2009)
Significant horses
Purim, Terrain

Jamie Theriot (born January 30, 1979 in Arnaudville, Louisiana) is an American jockey. The son of Thoroughbred horse trainer Harold Theriot, he is a nephew of jockey Larry Melancon.

Jamie Theriot, who began riding on bush tracks in his native Louisiana, turned professional at age sixteen. He has competed primarily on the Louisiana-Arkansas-Kentucky racing circuit, where he won a riding title at Evangeline Downs in 2001 and the 2003 riding title at Oaklawn Park Race Track.

In 2007, Theriot won his first Grade 1 race, capturing the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes aboard Purim at Keeneland Rqace Course. On May 17, 2008, Theriot rode in his first American Classic, taking sixth place aboard Kentucky Bear in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. On June 18, 2008, he became the seventh rider in Churchill Downs history to ride six winners in a single day


On May 23, 2009, Theriot was aboard Sky Mom in the Grade III Arlington Matron at Arlington Park when his horse angled to the outside and clipped Born To Be ridden by Rene Douglas. This caused Born To Be to clip the horse running in front of her knocking her unconscious and throwing her jockey Rene Douglas head first into the track. Douglas was left paralyzed from the waist down due to the accident and Theriot was suspended for thirty days. [1]



  1. Neil Milbert, "Jockey suspended for causing spill at Arlington Park," Chicago Tribune, Tuesday, May 26, 2009.


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