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Pat Day

Jockey Pat Day

Full Name: Patrick Alan Day
Profession: Jockey

United States of America

Why Famous: Won $298m in career purses.

Born: October 13, 1953
Birthplace: Brush, Colorado, USA
Age: 67 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 1985-05-18 110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
  • 1989-06-10 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
  • 1990-05-19 115th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6
  • 1991-03-01 37 year-old Pat Day becomes the 6th jockey in history whose mounts earned $100 million when he rides Wild Sierra to 2nd-place in the 1st race at Oaklawn Park, Arkansas
  • 1992-05-02 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
  • 1994-05-21 119th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4
  • 1994-06-11 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8
  • 1995-05-20 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4
  • 1996-05-18 121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2
  • 2000-06-10 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20
  • 2005-08-04 American Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day (52) announces his retirement from the saddle; $298m in career purses

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