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John Ruane

John Ruane
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Ireland
Birth date October 4, 1936
Death date September 3, 2006
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Firenze Handicap (1957, 1958, 1964)
Test Stakes (1958, 1966)
Brooklyn Handicap (1958)
Prioress Stakes (1958)
Whitney Handicap (1958)
Remsen Stakes (1958)
Sanford Stakes (1959)
Man O' War Stakes (1960)
Stymie Handicap (1961)
Bed O' Roses Handicap (1965)
Diana Handicap (1965)
Demoiselle Stakes (1969)
Haskell Invitational (1970)
Toboggan Handicap (1970)
Vosburgh Stakes (1971)
Metropolitan Handicap (1971)
Knickerbocker Handicap (1971, 1980)
Comely Stakes (1972, 1976)
Significant horses
Cohoes, Tunex, Duck Dance

John V. Ruane (October 4, 1936 – September 3, 2006) was an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing.

Ruane began his career in 1957, competing on the New York State racing circuit where he rode for noted U.S. Racing Hall of Fame horse trainers such as John M. Gaver, Sr. and H. Allen Jerkens. He retired after forty-two years having ridden winners of a number of important Graded stakes races.

John Ruane was living at Ocean City, New Jersey at the time of his death from pulmonary complications in 2006.


John Ruane was honored by his peers to the wall of fame at Belmont Park on the day of his retirement. An honor bestowed on only 18 jockeys who have ridden at the park known as the meca of racing.


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