Celebrity Jockey Pat Day

 

Celebrity Jockey Pat Day

Day, the winning jockey in nine Triple Crown races, scored
his pinnacle triumph aboard longshot L’il Tee in the 1992
Kentucky Derby® and went on to a Hall of Fame career that included four Eclipse Awards for outstanding achievement
in the sport. Day will be on hand Friday, May 3, for the
$1 million Kentucky Oaks® – the Derby’s sister race for fillies, providing tips and insights at all of the “Derby Experiences”
venues at Churchill Downs®.

One of the most accomplished and revered names in Thoroughbred racing. Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day enjoyed a riding career spanning 30 years with more than 8800 winning races, accumulating an all-time North American earnings record of 298 million. He is a six-time American leading jockey for number of wins and a four-time Eclipse Award winner for outstanding jockey. Day is also the all-time winning jockey at the legendary Churchill Downs racetrack, an achievement that includes his signature win in the 1992 Kentucky Derby aboard Lil E. Tee - one of his nine individual Triple Crown race victories. Additional famous mounts include Easy Goer, Awesome Again, Lady's Secret, and Wild Again.

Patrick Alan "Pat" Day was born in Brush, Colorado on
October 13, 1953. Early on, Day recognized he loved sports
and had a very competitive nature. Despite his small and
wiry physique, Day found a way to indulge his affinity for
athletics and competition by joining his high school's wrestling program, where he won the state championship in his weight category. After high school, his daredevil nature and
natural abilities led him to try his hand at rodeo bull riding
on the local circuit. It was - by his own admission - not a
successful career move. Read More»

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