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Ray Sibille

Ray Sibille
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Sunset, Louisiana, United States
Birth date September 13, 1952
Career wins 4,264
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Louisiana Futurity (1972)
Colfax Maid Stakes (1977)
Red Camelia Handicap (1978)
American Derby (1981)
Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (1981)
Henry P. Russell Handicap (1981, 1982)
Pucker Up Stakes (1981)
Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1981)
Chula Vista Handicap (1982)
Del Mar Oaks (1982)
Fantasy Stakes (1982, 1985)
Illinois Derby (1982)
Matriarch Stakes (1982)
Santa Ynez Stakes (1982)
Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1982)
A Gleam Handicap (1983)
Autumn Days Handicap (1983)
Bayakoa Handicap (1983)
Best Pal Stakes (1983)
Graduation Stakes (1983)
Monrovia Handicap (1983)
California Breeders' Champion Stakes (1984)
Escondido Handicap (1984)
El Cajon Stakes (1984)
La Cañada Stakes (1984)
San Simeon Handicap (1984, 1985)
Santa Maria Handicap (1984)
Hollywood Oaks (1987)
Santa Ysabel Stakes (1987)
Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (1988)
San Juan Capistrano Handicap (1988)
San Marcos Handicap (1988)
San Luis Obispo Handicap (1988, 1989)
Hollywood Invitational Handicap (1989)
Baldwin Stakes (1990)
Lincoln Heritage Handicap (1995)
Purple Violet Stakes (2001)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Turf (1988)
Racing awards
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (2005)
Significant horses
Great Communicator, Farma Way

Raymond Frederick Sibille (born September 13, 1952 in Sunset, Louisiana) is a retired American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. In a career that spanned thirty-five years, Sibille rode his first winner on June 29, 1969 at Evangeline Downs in Carencro, Louisiana. In 1973 he moved to compete on the Chicago-area tracks where he won riding titles at Arlington Park, Hawthorne Race Course, and Sportsman's Park Racetrack. In 1981 he relocated to Southern California where he won numerous top races. In 1988 trainer Thad Ackel hired him as the regular rider for Great Communicator and Sibille met with his greatest success that year, winning major races such as the Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes and the San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Obispo, and San Marcos Handicaps before capping off the year with a win in the Breeders' Cup Turf. [1]

In 1993, Ray Sibille returned to race in Chicago where he would compete until retiring on July 24, 2004. On Nov. 8, 2004, the Illinois House of Representatives recognized his distinguished career and riding accomplishments. In 2005, he was voted the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, a one-time honor given annually by the members of the Jockeys' Guild to a jockey in North America who demonstrates high standards of personal and professional conduct, on and off the racetrack.

Ray Sibille was a member of the Jockeys' Guild for more than thirty years and served on its Board of Directors as well as the organization's financial committee. He is an officer of the MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund which assists former jockeys experiencing hard times and the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation for at-risk kids.



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