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|Birthplace||Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France|
|Birth date||September 8, 1941|
|Major racing wins, honours & awards|
|Major racing wins|
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (4)|
Grand Prix de Paris (4)
Prix de Diane (5)
Poule d'Essai des Poulains (5)
Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (7)
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (7)
Prix d'Ispahan (7)
Prix du Jockey Club (9)
|Leading Jockey in France (15 times)|
Match II, Sassafras, Allez France, Sagace|
Relko, Rheingold, Dahlia, Exceller
Yves Saint-Martin (born September 8, 1941 in Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France) is a retired champion jockey in French Thoroughbred horse racing. He is widely considered one of the greatest riders in French racing history.
Saint-Martin won his first race on July 26, 1958 for Mme Suzy Volterra. He went on to be France leading jockey fifteen times, winning the tile in 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1983.
In his career, Yves Saint-Martin won 3314 races worldwide of which 3275 were in France. He is tied with three others for most wins at four in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and holds the record for most wins in several other Group One races including the Prix du Jockey Club with nine.
Major International Wins
Yves Saint-Martin won a number of prestigious races outside of France including each of the British Classic Races.
- Epsom Oaks (1962, 1976)
- 2,000 Guineas (1974)
- 1,000 Guineas (1971, 1976)
- Epsom Derby (1963)
- St. Leger Stakes (1976)
- King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1962, 1976)
- Breeders' Cup Turf (1984)
- Breeders' Cup Mile (1986)
Retired, Yves Saint-Martin is an avid collector of vintage automobiles, owing classic models such as the Maserati, Ford Mustang, Rolls Royce, and Aston Martin. His son Eric is also a successful jockey who has raced in France and in Hong Kong.
- Saint-Martin, Yves & François, Jean-Michel. Au galop (1986) Broché ISBN 978-2221043684
- November 23, 1962 TIME magazine article on Yves Saint-Martin and the 1962 Washington, D.C. International