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Merlin Volzke

Merlin Volzke
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Occupation Jockey
Birthplace United States
Birth date October 5, 1925
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Santa Anita Maturity (1954)
San Pasqual Handicap (1954)
California Breeders' Champion Stakes (1968)
San Gabriel Handicap (1968)
Frank E. Kilroe Mile (1969)
La Jolla Handicap (1969)
San Miguel Stakes (1969)
Hollywood Derby (1970)
Racing awards
Leading jockey at Longacres Racetrack (1948)
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (1958)
Laffit Pincay Jr. Award (2009)

Merlin Paul Volzke (born October 5, 1925) is a retired American jockey who raced primarily on the West Coast of the United States. He began his professional career in the 1940s and in 1948 won the riding title at Longacres Racetrack in Renton, Washington.

In 1958, Merlin Volzke was voted the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, given to a jockey who demonstrates high standards of personal and professional conduct, on and off the racetrack.

Volzke retired from riding in the 1970s but remained in the industry, working as a Senior race steward at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California when he stepped down after twenty-six years of service at the age of 79 in 2005.

At ceremonies held at Hollywood Park Racetrack on July 11, 2009, Merlin Volzke was given the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award, an honor awarded annually since 2004 to an individual who has served the sport with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction. [1]

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