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John Bejshak

John Bejshak
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace United States
Birth date September 19, 1909
Death date December 23, 1969
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Astoria Stakes (1929)
Fall Highweight Handicap (1930)
Toboggan Handicap (1930)
Whitney Handicap (1935, 1936)
Brooklyn Handicap (1934, 1935)
Arlington Handicap (1935)
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (1935)
Merchants and Citizens Handicap (1935)
Stars and Stripes Handicap (1935)
Saratoga Handicap (1936)
Santa Barbara Handicap (1936)
San Carlos Handicap (1936)
Significant horses

John Bejshak (September 19, 1909 – December 1969) was an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey best known as the rider of 1935 American Horse of the Year, Discovery.

John Bejshak rode for trainer Bud Stotler whose clients included William R. Coe and Alfred G. Vanderbilt II. In 1933 Bejshak rode Coe's colt Pomponius to a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby and to a fourth in the Preakness Stakes. For Vanderbilt and his Sagamore Stable, Bejshak was aboard Discovery for most of his races between 1934 and 1936, winning major handicaps from New York to Detroit and Chicago and in California.



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