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List of famous male jockeys, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male jockeys list contains the most prominent and top males known for being jockeys. There are thousand of males working as jockeys in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic jockeys have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a jockey then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list is made up of people like José A. Santos and Robbie Power.

While this isn't a list of all male jockeys, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male jockeys?" and "Who are the best male jockeys?"
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Johnny Longden is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Jockeys
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John Eric Longden was an American Hall of Fame jockey who was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England. His father emigrated to Canada in 1909, settling in Taber, Alberta. By 1912, Longden Sr. had saved enough money to send for his wife and young son to join him in Canada. However, the Longdens' train ...more

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Age: Died at 96 (1907-2003)

Birthplace: Wakefield, United Kingdom

Profession: Jockey, Horse trainer

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Red Pollard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Jockeys
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John M. "Red" Pollard was a Canadian thoroughbred horse racing jockey. A founding member of the Jockeys' Guild in 1940, Pollard rode at racetracks in the United States and is best known for riding Seabiscuit. ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1909-1981)

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Profession: Jockey

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Corey Nakatani is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Jockeys
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Corey S. Nakatani is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. He got his big break in 1990 when he rode Itsallgreektome to win big stakes races. Nakatani currently resides on the Southern California circuit of Santa Anita, Hollywood, and Del Mar. On October 8, 2011, he won 6 races in one day ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Covina, California, United States of America

Profession: Jockey

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#28 on The Greatest Jockeys Ever

#44 on Famous People Named Corey & Cory

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Chris Antley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Jockeys
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Christopher Wiley Antley was a champion American jockey. He was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but grew up in Elloree, South Carolina. He left school at sixteen to ride horses professionally at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. His first win was on a horse named Vaya Con Dinero. Soon, he ...more

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Age: Died at 34 (1966-2000)

Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

Profession: Jockey, Actor

Credits: A Bronx Tale

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Chris McCarron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Jockeys
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Christopher John "Chris" McCarron is a retired American thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey. He was introduced to the sport of thoroughbred racing by his older brother, jockey Gregg McCarron. Chris McCarron began riding professionally in 1974 at East Coast racetracks where he won the 1974 ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Jockey

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#11 on The Greatest Jockeys Ever

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Bill Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Jockeys
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William Lee "Bill" Shoemaker was an American jockey. For 29 years he held the world record of number of professional jockey victories. ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1931-2003)

Birthplace: Fabens, Texas, USA

Profession: Jockey, Horse trainer

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#1 on The Greatest Jockeys Ever

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Gary L. Stevens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Jockeys
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Gary Lynn Stevens is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey, actor, and sports analyst. He became a professional jockey in 1979 and rode his first of three Kentucky Derby winners in 1988. As of 2014, he has also won the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes three times each, as well as 10 ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Idaho, USA, Caldwell

Profession: Jockey, Actor

Credits: Seabiscuit, Luck

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#8 on The Greatest Jockeys Ever

#39 on Famous People Whose Last Name Is Stevens

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Eugene James was an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, James was a very promising young jockey who began racing in 1930 at age seventeen. According to TIME magazine, he "made a sensation" in his first season of racing. Although he didn't start until June, his ...more

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Age: Died at 20 (1913-1933)

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Jockey

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