Most Wins by Horse Racing Jockeys


This list shows the most wins by a horse racing jockey. Each jockey has (or are about to have) more than 4,000 horse racing wins. Russell Baze tops with list with more that 10,000 wins, the only jockey to have more than 10,000. He also has the 2nd highest winning percentage on the list. The legendary Willie Shoemaker sits 3rd all-time. Other top jockeys to have over 4,000 wins are Sandy Hawley, Edgar Prado, Kent Desormeaux, Mike Smith, Calvin Borel, and John Velazquez.

Top Jockeys by Wins - through May 19, 2009
Source: Equibase Company
 
Jockey
Starts
Wins
Seconds
Thirds
Winning %
Earnings
Russell A. Baze*
45,693
10,533
7,942
6,587
23.05%
$162,088,811
Laffit A. Pincay, Jr.
48,486
9,530
7,784
6,650
19.66%
$237,120,625
William Shoemaker
40,350
8,833
6,136
4,987
21.89%
$123,375,524
Pat Day
40,299
8,803
6,860
5,687
21.84%
$297,914,839
David A. Gall
41,775
7,396
6,525
6,131
17.70%
$24,972,821
Chris J. McCarron
34,240
7,141
5,670
4,672
20.86%
$263,985,905
Angel Cordero, Jr.
38,658
7,057
6,136
5,359
18.25%
$164,570,627
Jorge Velasquez
40,852
6,795
6,178
5,755
16.63%
$125,544,379
Earlie Fires
45,026
6,470
5,569
5,388
14.37%
$86,392,977
Sandy Hawley
31,456
6,450
4,825
4,159
20.50%
$88,709,492
Larry Snyder
35,681
6,388
5,030
3,440
17.90%
$47,207,289
Eddie J. Delahoussaye
39,213
6,384
5,676
5,586
16.28%
$195,884,940
Carl Gambardella
39,018
6,349
5,953
5,353
16.27%
$29,389,041
Edgar S. Prado*
32,777
6,246
5,331
4,619
19.06%
$219,361,927
Mario G. Pino*
37,601
6,153
5,635
5,229
16.36%
$110,399,191
John Longden
32,413
6,032
4,914
4,273
18.61%
$24,665,800
Jerry D. Bailey
30,856
5,893
4,554
3,925
19.10%
$296,113,529
Jacinto Vasquez
37,338
5,228
4,714
4,510
14.00%
$85,754,515
Ronald D. Ardoin
32,335
5,226
4,298
3,793
16.16%
$58,908,059
Perry Wayne Ouzts*
40,529
5,170
5,068
4,960
12.76%
$30,653,205
Kent J. Desormeaux*
26,381
5,141
4,268
3,680
19.49%
$219,364,817
Anthony S. Black*
33,350
5,117
4,436
4,303
15.34%
$60,735,601
Mark Guidry*
31,321
5,044
4,466
4,185
16.10%
$100,949,397
Timothy T. Doocy*
32,872
5,021
4,473
4,142
15.27%
$66,064,385
Rick Wilson
24,681
4,939
4,250
3,461
20.01%
$77,303,270
Gary L. Stevens
27,595
4,888
4,365
3,977
17.71%
$221,212,704
Rodolfo Baez
28,609
4,875
4,291
4,103
17.04%
$30,474,225
Mike E. Smith*
29,289
4,788
4,113
3,740
16.35%
$198,605,250
Eddie Arcaro
24,092
4,779
3,807
3,302
19.84%
$30,039,543
Alex O. Solis*
30,884
4,685
4,327
4,376
15.17%
$213,686,712
Calvin H. Borel*
31,147
4,601
4,168
3,619
14.77%
$101,571,540
Don Brumfield
33,223
4,573
4,076
3,758
13.76%
$43,567,861
Roberto M. Gonzalez*
31,661
4,454
4,214
3,936
14.07%
$64,644,660
Steve Brooks
30,330
4,451
4,219
3,658
14.68%
$18,239,817
Craig Perret
27,164
4,415
3,895
3,611
16.25%
$113,837,299
Richard Migliore*
29,792
4,414
3,951
3,698
14.82%
$157,658,191
Eddie Maple
33,974
4,398
4,516
4,335
12.95%
$105,338,573
Jorge F. Chavez*
26,492
4,389
3,711
3,315
16.57%
$156,907,997
Walter Blum
28,673
4,382
3,913
3,350
15.28%
$26,497,189
Randy P. Romero
26,091
4,294
3,743
3,313
16.46%
$75,264,198
Jeffrey Scott Lloyd
31,296
4,276
4,318
4,179
13.66%
$34,199,413
Joe Bravo*
23,063
4,272
3,727
3,163
18.52%
$110,233,542
William Hartack
21,535
4,272
3,370
2,871
19.84%
$26,466,758
Ray Sibille
36,859
4,264
4,346
4,367
11.57%
$68,880,807
T. D. Houghton*
25,026
4,261
3,723
3,244
17.03%
$39,064,538
Robert Dean Williams*
28,106
4,254
3,733
3,523
15.14%
$30,830,788
Nick Santagata*
37,152
4,144
4,173
4,220
11.15%
$74,129,642
John R. Velazquez*
23,105
4,109
3,389
3,009
17.78%
$215,590,345
Randall A. Meier*
32,955
4,088
3,956
3,833
12.40%
$58,033,977
Jose A. Santos
25,919
4,083
3,657
3,588
15.75%
$187,242,605
Avelino Gomez
17,028
4,081
2,947
2,405
23.97%
$11,777,297
Shane J. Sellers
23,778
4,069
3,504
2,977
17.11%
$122,431,794
Stewart Elliott*
25,933
4,039
3,432
3,227
15.57%
$70,454,217
Patrick A. Valenzuela*
26,198
4,032
3,996
3,373
15.39%
$151,610,393
Hugo Dittfach
33,905
4,000
4,092
6,113
11.80%
$13,506,052
Michael Francis Rowland
26,723
3,999
3,666
3,246
14.96%
$28,644,820
Robby Albarado*
24,271
3,996
3,636
3,338
16.46%
$149,276,622
* = Denotes a person who is currently active