Mike E. Smith

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Birthday
10, 1965
Birthplace
Roswell, NM
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1965 (age 53)
Birthplace
Roswell, NM

About

Horse jockey known as one of the most successful riders of the modern era, earning multiple victories at races like the Breeders Cup Classic and Belmont Stakes. He is a member of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Mike Venezia Memorial Award.

Before Fame

He was born in Roswell, New Mexico and won his first major race in 1990 at the Manhattan Handicap.

Trivia

He set a record for having won the greatest number of Breeders' Cup races of any jockey in the sport.

Family Life

His father was also a jockey.

Associated With

He and Jerry D. Bailey are both multiple-time winners of the Belmont Stakes.