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Ovie Scurlock

Ovie Scurlock
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Paintsville, Kentucky, U.S.
Birth date 11, 1918 (1918-11-11) (age 97)
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Arlington Handicap (1946, 1951)
Sunset Handicap (1946)
Discovery Handicap (1947, 1951)
Lawrence Realization Stakes (1947)
Trenton Handicap (1947)
Empire City Handicap (1948)
Toboggan Handicap (1948)
Washington Park Futurity (1949)
Arlington Classic (1950)
Astoria Stakes (1950)
Comely Stakes (1950)
Cowdin Stakes (1950)
Dwyer Stakes (1950)
Long Branch Stakes (1950)
Discovery Handicap (1951)
Jerome Handicap (1951)
Pimlico Special (1951)
Queens County Handicap (1951)
Westchester Handicap (1951)
National Stallion Stakes (1953)
Matrion Stakes (1953)
Sanford Stakes (1953)
Schuylerville Stakes (1953)
Spinaway Stakes (1953)
Gallant Fox Handicap (1954)
Hanshin Cup Handicap (1954)
Molly Pitcher Handicap (1956)
Significant horses
Battlefield, Coaltown, Cochise
Greek Money, Evening Out

Ovie Scurlock (born November 11, 1918) is a former jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing.

Born in Paintsville, Kentucky, Scurlock began his professional riding career in 1938 at Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Illinois. A year later, on August 26, 1939, at Ellis Park Racecourse in Henderson, Kentucky, he rode a three-year-old colt, Mr. Ambassador, to a world record time of 1:39 2/5 for a mile and 40 yards.

During his career, Scurlock rode for prominent owners such as George D. Widener, Jr., Harry Guggenheim, Ada L. Rice, and Herbert M. Woolf. He was also a regular rider during the early 1950s for the Brandywine Stable of Donald P. Ross as well as one of the riders for Calumet Farm.

Scurlock won a number of important races of his era, such as the Lawrence Realization Stakes in New York, the Arlington Classic in Chicago, and the Pimlico Special in Baltimore. He competed in the Kentucky Derby three times and the Preakness Stakes once with his best result a seventh in both races in 1949 aboard Model Cadet.

When his riding days were over, Scurlock worked as an assistant trainer for Warren A. Croll, Jr.



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