History: Horse Racing Jockeys

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  • 1. 
    Which one of the follwing statements is NOT true about jockey Chris McCarron?  
    • A. 

      Founder of the North American Racing Academy (NARA)

    • B. 

      After eighteen years in racing he retired in June 2002

    • C. 

      He finished as thoroughbred racing's all-time leader in purse earnings with more than $264 million in winnings.

    • D. 

      Won nine Breeders' Cup races, including five Breeders' Cup Classics, and rode six winners in the U.S. Triple Crown Races.

  • 2. 
    Issac Burns Murphy is considered by many to be the greatest jockey of all time. Which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      Became a jockey at the age of 7

    • B. 

      By Murphy's calculation he won 628 of his 1,412 starts, a 44% winning percentage

    • C. 

      He died of a racing accident in 1896

    • D. 

      WhenMurphy died in a racing accident in 1896 he was 79 years old

  • 3. 
    Bill Shoemaker's experiences include (there may be more than one correct answer):
    • A. 

      Was involved in a solo drunk-driving car accident on April 8, 1991. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.

    • B. 

      After retiring as a jockey, he returned to racing as a trainer. He continued to train racehorses until his retirement on Nov. 2, 1997. His final stats as a trainer were 90 wins from 714 starters and earnings of $3.7 million.

    • C. 

      Won 4 Triple Crown races during his career, spanning four different decades

    • D. 

      Won the Kentucky Derby aboard Swaps (1955), Tomy Lee (1959), Lucky Debonair (1965) and Ferdinand (1986). He won the Preakness Stakes with Candy Spots (1963) and Damascus (1967). He won the Belmont Stakes riding Gallant Man (1957), Sword Dancer (1959), Jaipur (1962), Damascus (1967) and Avatar (1975).

  • 4. 
    Jockey Frank Lovato, Jr.'s accomplishments include (there may be more than one correct answer):
    • A. 

      Founder & Creator of Jockey World

    • B. 

      Eclipse Award Winner

    • C. 

      Inventor & Creator of the Equicizer

    • D. 

      Rode in the 1982 Belmont Stakes

  • 5. 
    Mike Smith's accomplishments as a jockey include (there may be more than one correct answer):
    • A. 

      Being inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2003.

    • B. 

      Recipient of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.

    • C. 

      In 2005, he rode 50–1 long shot Giacomo to victory in the Kentucky Derby.

    • D. 

      Earning his apprenticeship at Santa Anita Racetrack.

  • 6. 
    Johnny Longdon's accomplishments include (there may be more than one correct answer):  
    • A. 

      Is the only person to ever win the Kentucky Derby as both a jockey and trainer

    • B. 

      Died on his 96th birthday

    • C. 

      Is a founding member of the Jockeys' Guild in 1940

    • D. 

      Was called "The Pumper" by his fellow jockeys because of his riding style

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements is true about jockey Julie Krone (there may be more than one correct answer)?  
    • A. 

      In 2000 she became the first woman inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

    • B. 

      She is the first woman jockey to win a Breeders' Cup race

    • C. 

      Retired and never returned to racing on April 18, 1999

    • D. 

      She is the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race when she captured the Belmont Stakes aboard Colonial Affair.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is true about Russell Baze (there may be more than one correct answer)?
    • A. 

      He holds the record for the most race wins in North American horse racing history

    • B. 

      In the fourth race at Bay Meadows on December 1, 2006, Baze gained a lot more fame by setting the world's all-time record for most career victories, passing jockey Laffit Pincay Jr., by winning race 9,531 aboard Butterfly Belle, owned by Jim Pitzer Sr. of Washington.

    • C. 

      After briefly losing the all time lead for career wins to South American jockey Jorge Ricardo (who was diagnosed with cancer) Baze reclaimed the title on May 16, 2009 [2] and continues to hold the record for the most wins by any jockey.

    • D. 

      Among other noteworthy accomplishments, during the two days of October 17 and 18, 2007, Baze won eleven races.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements is true about Pat Day (there may be more than one correct answer)?
    • A. 

      He is a four-time winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey

    • B. 

      Received the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1985

    • C. 

      He is the only jockey to have ridden at least one mount in each of the first 20 Breeders' Cups

    • D. 

      In 1989, he set a North American record when he won eight of nine mounts in a single day at Arlington Park.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements is true about William Hartack (there may be more than one correct answer)?
    • A. 

      He and Eddie Arcaro are the only two jockeys to ever win the Kentucky Derby five times.

    • B. 

      After he retired as a jockey, Hartack worked off-and-on for the rest of his life as a valet for many racetracks.

    • C. 

      He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1959 at the early age of 27.

    • D. 

      During his riding career between 1953 and 1974 in the United States, Hartack rode 4,272 winners in 21,535 mounts. A career winning percentage of nearly 20%.