Joe Mercer

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Birthday
25, 1934
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
25, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
England

About

British horse racing jockey who had a career spanning nearly 40 years. His most successful horse was Brigadier Gerard.

Before Fame

He was apprentice to Frederick Sneyd.

Trivia

His nickname was Smokin' Joe.

Family Life

His older brother Manny was killed in a racing accident in 1959.

Associated With

His longevity and success make him comparable to American jockey Willie Shoemaker.