Willie Simms

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Birthday
16, 1870
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Feb 26, 1927 (57)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1870
Birthplace
Georgia
Death Date
Feb 26, 1927 (57)

About

Hall of fame American horse jockey who was an early star in the sport and won the 1896 Kentucky Derby.

Before Fame

He began racing at the age of 17.

Trivia

He won 1,125 races during his career which, while small by today's standards was phenomenal during the 19th century.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia.

Associated With

He was a forerunner to future stars such as Willie Shoemaker.