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Lloyd Duffy

Lloyd Duffy
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Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Birth date December 8, 1944
Career wins 2,000+
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Plate Trial Stakes (1969, 1973, 1981)
My Dear Stakes (1969, 1975, 1988)
Swynford Stakes (1969, 1988, 1989)
Durham Cup Stakes (1969, 1976, 1986)
Eclipse Stakes (1972)
King Edward Stakes (1972, 1973)
Seagram Cup Handicap (1972)
Connaught Cup Stakes (1973, 1982, 1987)
Display Stakes (1973, 1995)
Duchess Stakes (1973, 1987)
Jockey Club Cup Handicap (1973, 1982, 1987)
Mazarine Stakes (1974)
Wonder Where Stakes (1974)
Bison City Stakes (1975)
Selene Stakes (1975, 1980)
Sir Barton Stakes (1975, 1985)
Star Shoot Stakes (1975)
E. P. Taylor Stakes (1975)
Jacques Cartier Stakes (1976, 1982)
Nearctic Stakes (1976)
Princess Elizabeth Stakes (1976, 1979)
Valedictory Stakes (1976, 1978, 1985)
Woodstock Stakes (1977)
Bull Page Stakes (1979, 1981)
Canadian Derby (1979, 1981)
Colin Stakes (1979, 1981)
La Prevoyante Stakes (1979)
Natalma Stakes (1979)
Vandal Stakes (1979)
Cup and Saucer Stakes (1980)
Achievement Stakes (1981)
Bunty Lawless Stakes (1981, 1982, 1991)
Clarendon Stakes (1981, 1987, 1988)
Colonel R. S. McLaughlin Stakes (1981, 1985)
Queenston Stakes (1981)
Toronto Cup Stakes (1981)
Victoria Stakes (1981, 1990)
Youthful Stakes (1981)
Bold Venture Stakes (1982, 1986)
Victoriana Stakes (1982, 1983, 1986)
Ontario Matron Stakes (1983)
Dominion Day Stakes (1986)
Marine Stakes (1986)
Grey Stakes (1988)
Canadian Stakes (1989)
Lady Angela Stakes (1989)
Seaway Stakes (1989)
Bessarabian Stakes (1994, 1995)
Royal North Stakes (1994)
Racing awards
Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey (1982)
Avelino Gomez Memorial Award (1990)
Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame (1982)
Significant horses
Lord Vancouver, Deputy Minister
Frost King, Norcliffe

Lloyd Duffy (born December 8, 1944 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) is a retired Canadian Champion jockey in Thoroughbred flat horse racing who uniquely is also a licensed driver of harness racing horses.

As a teenager, Duffy began attending harness racing events at a racetrack near his home. He left school to go to work for a local stable and eventually made his way to Toronto, Ontario where he was introduced to Thoroughbred racing. Having the physique necessary to be a jockey, he learned to ride and in 1966 obtained his jockey license. While he started his new career slowly, after earning his first win on June 29, 1967 he soon became one of the top apprentice jockeys on the Ontario circuit.

From a base in Toronto, Lloyd Duffy would go on to an outstanding career in Canadian racing. Frequently among the top jockeys in wins during the 1970s and 1980s at Greenwood Raceway, and at Woodbine and Fort Erie Racetracks, he also traveled to compete in the United States, Europe, Japan, and South Africa.

Notable among the horses Duffy rode were two Hall of Fame inductees. In 1981 he rode Deputy Minister who was voted the Canadian and American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt as well as Canadian Horse of the Year. The following year he was voted the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey when he was the regular jockey for Canadian Horse of the Year, Frost King.

In 1982, Lloyd Duffy was inducted in the Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame and in 1990 he was voted the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award, an honour given annually to a jockey in Canada who has made significant contributions to the sport.

Retired after thirty years as a jockey, on October 17, 1998, in an event that raised money for charity at the racetrack in his native Charlottetown, Lloyd Duffy was the celebrity guest jockey who rode in a "man vs horse" match race against sprinter Ben Johnson.

Duffy continues to work in the horse racing industry, exercising horses for various racing stables at Woodbine Racetrack.



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