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United States Champion Jockey by wins

There is no formal championship award given to the jockey who won the most races in United States Thoroughbred racing. However, it is a prestigious accomplishment always on any jockey's resumé and widely reported on by the various media.

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Milestones

  • In 1952, Anthony DeSpirito won 390 races, breaking Walter Miller's forty-six-year-old record of 388.[1]
  • On December 15, 1973 Sandy Hawley became the first jockey in history to win 500 races in a single year.[2]
  • In 1989, Kent Desormeaux set the current record for wins in a single calendar year with 598. [3]
  • With ten championships, Russell Baze has won the title more than any other jockey.


Champions since 1914

Year Jockey Wins
1914 John McTaggart 157
1915 Mack Garner 151
1916 Frank Robinson 178
1917 Willie Crump 151
1918 Not found nf
1919 Not found nf
1920 James H. Butwell 146
1921 Chick Lang 135
1922 Lester Mark Fator 187
1923 Ivan H. Parke 173
1924 Ivan H. Parke 205
1925 Arthur Mortensen nf
1926 Robert Jones nf
1927 Lee Hardy 207
1928 Not found nf
1929 Melvin Knight 142
1930 Raymond Workman 151
1931 Harry Roble 173
1932 John Gilbert 212
1933 Jack Westrope 302
1934 Maurice Peters 221
1935 Raymond Workman nf
1936 Basil James 245
1937 John Adams 260
1938 Johnny Longden 236
1939 Don Meade 256
1940 Earl Dew 287
1941 Don Meade 210
1942 John Adams 245
1943 John Adams 228
1944 Ted Atkinson 287
1945 Job Dean Jessop 290
1946 Ted Atkinson 233
1947 Johnny Longden 316
1948 Johnny Longden 319
1949 Gordon Glisson 270
1950 Joe Culmone (tie) 388
1950 Bill Shoemaker (tie) 388
1951 Charlie Burr 310
1952 Anthony DeSpirito 390
1953 Bill Shoemaker 485
1954 Bill Shoemaker 380
1955 Bill Hartack 417
1956 Bill Hartack 347
1957 Bill Hartack 341
1958 Bill Shoemaker 300
1959 Bill Shoemaker 347
1960 Bill Hartack 307
1961 Johnny Sellers 328
1962 Ronnie Ferraro 352
1963 Walter Blum 360
1964 Walter Blum 324
1965 Jesse Davidson 319
1966 Avelino Gomez 318
1967 Jorge Velásquez 437
1968 Angel Cordero, Jr. 345
1969 Larry Snyder 352
1970 Sandy Hawley 452
1971 Laffit Pincay, Jr. 380
1972 Sandy Hawley 367
1973 Sandy Hawley 515
1974 Chris McCarron 546
1975 Chris McCarron 465
1976 Sandy Hawley 417
1977 Steve Cauthen 487
1978 Eddie Delahoussaye 384
1979 David A. Gall 479
1980 Chris McCarron 405
1981 David A. Gall 376
1982 Pat Day 399
1983 Pat Day 455
1984 Pat Day 400
1985 Chris Antley 469
1986 Pat Day 429
1987 Kent Desormeaux 450
1988 Kent Desormeaux 474
1989 Kent Desormeaux 598
1990 Pat Day nf
1991 Pat Day nf
1992 Russell Baze 433
1993 Russell Baze 410
1994 Russell Baze 415
1995 Russell Baze 448
1996 Russell Baze 415
1997 Edgar Prado 536
1998 Edgar Prado 470
1999 Edgar Prado 402
2000 Russell Baze 412
2001 Ramon Dominguez 431
2002 Russell Baze 431
2003 Ramon Dominguez 453
2004 Rafael Bejarano 455
2005 Russell Baze 375
2006 Julien Leparoux 403
2007 Russell Baze 399
2008 Russell Baze 403

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References



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