Legendary and important Canadian-American horse jockey who is most famous for riding Seabiscuit.
He had trouble getting a fair chance as a jockey because he was considered very large at 5'6.
He became a founding member of the Jockey's Guild in 1940.
His family immigrated to the Americas from Ireland.
He was famously portrayed by actor Tobey Maguire in the feature film Seabiscuit.