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United States Champion Jockey by earnings

There is recognition for the United States Champion Jockey by earnings but no formal award is given to the jockey whose mounts earned the most purse money in American Thoroughbred racing. The American Racing Manual shows that since 1910 the following jockeys headed the annual earnings list the most times:

  1. Bill Shoemaker (10)
  1. Laffit Pincay, Jr. (7)
  1. Eddie Arcaro, Jerry Bailey (6)
Year Jockey Mounts Wins Earnings
1908 Joe Notter Not found Not found $464,322
1910 Carroll H. Shilling 506 172 $176,030
1911 Ted Koerner 813 162 $88,308
1912 James Butwell 684 144 $79,843
1913 Merritt Buxton 887 146 $82,552
1914 Joe McCahey 824 155 $121,845
1915 Mack Garner 775 151 $96,628
1916 John McTaggart 832 150 $155,055
1917 Frank Robinson 731 147 $148,057
1918 Lucien Luke 756 178 $201,864
1919 Johnny Loftus 177 65 $252,707
1920 Clarence Kummer 353 87 $292,376
1921 Earl Sande 340 112 $263,043
1922 Albert Johnson 297 43 $345,054
1923 Earl Sande 430 122 $569,394
1924 Ivan H. Parke 844 205 $290,395
1925 Laverne Fator 315 81 $305,775
1926 Laverne Fator 511 143 $361,435
1927 Earl Sande 179 49 $277,877
1928 Linus McAtee 235 55 $301,295
1929 Mack Garner 274 57 $314,975
1930 Raymond Workman 571 152 $420,438
1931 Charley Kurtsinger 519 93 $392,095
1932 Raymond Workman 378 87 $385,070
1933 Robert Jones 471 63 $226,285
1934 Wayne D. Wright 919 174 $287,185
1935 Silvio Coucci 749 141 $319,760
1936 Wayne D. Wright 670 100 $264,000
1937 Charley Kurtsinger 765 120 $384,202
1938 Nick Wall 658 97 $385,161
1939 Basil James 904 191 $353,333
1940 Eddie Arcaro 783 132 $343,661
1941 Don Meade 1164 210 $398,627
1942 Eddie Arcaro 687 123 $481,949
1943 Johnny Longden 871 173 $573,276
1944 Ted Atkinson 1539 287 $899,101
1945 Johnny Longden 778 180 $981,977
1946 Ted Atkinson 1377 233 $1,036,825
1947 Douglas Dodson 646 141 $1,429,949
1948 Eddie Arcaro 726 188 $1,686,230
1949 Steve Brooks 906 209 $1,316,817
1950 Eddie Arcaro 888 195 $1,410,160
1951 Bill Shoemaker 1161 257 $1,329,890
1952 Eddie Arcaro 807 188 $1,859,591
1953 Bill Shoemaker 1683 485 $1,784,187
1954 Bill Shoemaker 1251 380 $1,876,760
1955 Eddie Arcaro 820 158 $1,864,796
1956 Bill Hartack 1387 347 $2,343,955
1957 Bill Hartack 1238 341 $3,060,501
1958 Bill Shoemaker 1133 300 $2,961,693
1959 Bill Shoemaker 1285 347 $2,843,133
1960 Bill Shoemaker 1227 274 $2,123,961
1961 Bill Shoemaker 1256 304 $2,690,819
1962 Bill Shoemaker 1126 311 $2,916,844
1963 Bill Shoemaker 1203 271 $2,526,925
1964 Bill Shoemaker 1056 246 $2,649,553
1965 Braulio Baeza 1245 270 $2,582,702
1966 Braulio Baeza 1341 298 $2,951,022
1967 Braulio Baeza 1064 256 $3,088,888
1968 Braulio Baeza 1089 201 $2,835,108
1969 Jorge Velasquez 1442 258 $2,542,315
1970 Laffit Pincay, Jr. 1328 269 $2,626,526
1971 Laffit Pincay, Jr. 1627 380 $3,784,377
1972 Laffit Pincay, Jr. 1388 289 $3,225,827
1973 Laffit Pincay, Jr. 1444 350 $4,093,492
1974 Laffit Pincay, Jr. 1278 341 $4,251,060
1975 Braulio Baeza 1190 196 $3,674,398
1976 Angel Cordero, Jr. 1534 274 $4,709,500
1977 Steve Cauthen 2075 487 $6,151,750
1978 Darrel McHargue 1762 375 $6,188,353
1979 Laffit Pincay, Jr. 1708 420 $8,183,535
1980 Chris McCarron 1964 405 $7,666,100
1981 Chris McCarron 1494 326 $8,397,604
1982 Angel Cordero, Jr. 1838 397 $9,702,520
1983 Angel Cordero, Jr. 1792 362 $10,116,807
1984 Chris McCarron 1565 356 $12,038,213
1985 Laffit Pincay, Jr. 1409 289 $13,415,049
1986 Jose Santos 1636 329 $11,329,297
1987 Jose Santos 1639 305 $12,407,355
1988 Jose Santos 1867 370 $14,877,298
1989 Jose Santos 1459 285 $13,847,003
1990 Gary Stevens 1504 283 $13,881,198
1991 Chris McCarron 1440 265 $14,456,073
1992 Kent Desormeaux 1568 361 $14,193,006
1993 Mike E. Smith 1510 343 $14,024,815
1994 Mike E. Smith 1484 317 $15,979,820
1995 Jerry Bailey 1367 287 $16,311,876
1996 Jerry Bailey 1187 298 $19,465,376
1997 Jerry Bailey 1136 269 $18,206,013
1998 Gary Stevens 869 178 $19,358,840
1999 Pat Day 1265 254 $18,092,845
2000 Pat Day 1219 267 $17,479,838
2001 Jerry Bailey 912 227 $22,597,720
2002 Jerry Bailey 833 214 $22,871,814
2003 Jerry Bailey 776 206 $23,354,960
2004 John Velazquez 1327 335 $22,248,661
2005 John Velazquez 1148 251 $24,459,923
2006 Garrett Gomez 1273 261 $21,922,592
2007 Garrett Gomez 1258 265 $22,800,074
2008 Garrett Gomez 1023 214 $23,344,351

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