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?"
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 was late getting to the port of Southampton, and they missed their scheduled voyage to New York City on the Titanic. As a young man, Johnny Longden worked in the mining industry. His love of horses and horse-racing led him to leave Canada in 1927 to seek opportunities as a jockey in California's burgeoning racing scene. Based at Santa Anita Park, by 1956 he had become thoroughbred racing's ...more
Age: Died at 96 (1907-2003)
Birthplace: Wakefield, United Kingdomsee more on Johnny Longden
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
Age: Died at 72 (1909-1981)
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canadasee more on Red Pollard
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 including two grade one victories. As of November 2013, Nakatani has won more than 3,600 races including the Kentucky Oaks twice, one time on Lite Light and the other riding Pike Place Dancer, the Canadian International Stakes, the Strub Stakes four times, the Dubai Golden Shaheen, and ten Breeders' Cups, three of which were won consecutively between 1996 and 1998 in the Breeders' Cup Sprint. ...more
Birthplace: Covina, California, United States of Americasee more on Corey Nakatani
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 left Maryland to race in New York and New Jersey and at the age of 18 was the United States Champion Jockey by wins with 469. In the late 1980s Antley spent time in a substance abuse clinic. In 1987 he became the first rider to win 9 races on 9 different horses in a single day and in 1989, he won at least one race a day for 64-days straight. In 1990, Antley moved to California and in 1991 he rode ...more
Age: Died at 34 (1966-2000)
Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of Americasee more on Chris Antley