Jerry D. Bailey

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Birthday
29, 1957
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1957 (age 62)
Birthplace
Dallas, TX

About

American Hall of Fame jockey who placed 15th on the all-time winners list when he retired, with 5,893 wins.

Before Fame

His first mount, Pegged Rate, ran off the board; he switched mounts the next day, and this time Fetch helped him deliver his first career win in November, 1974.

Trivia

He revealed in his 2005 book Against the Odds: Riding for My Life, that he had struggled with alcoholism during the early part of his career.

Family Life

He was born in Dallas, Texas.

Associated With

He grew up idolizing renowned jockey Willie Shoemaker.