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Terry J. Thompson

Terry J. Thompson was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 7, 1971 is a jockey. He currently rides in the midwest and southwest.

Got his start in racing from Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg. Thompson started hotwalking and grooming horses for the trainer and later galloped for him.

Took out his jockey’s license in 1993 at Turfway Park.

Thompson came close to the Kentucky Derby in 2003 aboard Sir Cherokee, who scratched 24 hours before the race due to injury. As Sir Cherokee won the Arkansas Derby.

Thompson’s biggest win to date came in the 2004 Acorn Stakes on Island Sand, who also finished second in that year’s Kentucky Oaks.

In recent years, Thompson has dominated the jockey colony at Prairie Meadows in Iowa and Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

Top mounts for Thompson include: Ruby’s Reception, Sure Shot Biscuit, Old Fashioned, and Just Jenda.



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