03/30/2012 12:27PM

Mike Smith Career Highlights

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Mike Smith

Born: Aug. 10, 1965, Roswell, N.M.

o Inducted into Racing Hall of Fame, 2003

o Eclipse Award winner as outstanding jockey in 1993 and 1994

• Tied with Jerry Bailey for most Breeders’ Cup wins (15): 

Classic:

Drosselmeyer, 2011 

Zenyatta, 2009

Skip Away, 1997

o Turf: Tikkanen, 1994

o Ladies’ Classic (Distaff): Zenyatta, 2008; Azeri, 2002; Ajina, 1997; Inside Information, 1995

o Turf Mile: Lure, 1992, 1993

o Juvenile: Vindication, 2002; Unbridled’s Song, 1995

o Juvenile Fillies: Stardom Bound, 2008

Sprint:

Amazombie, 2011

Cherokee Run, 1994

• Rode 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta to 16 of her 19 consecutive victories, including 13 Grade 1’s

• Was regular rider on Holy Bull (1994) and Azeri (2002) during their Horse of the Year campaigns

• Won Kentucky Derby with Giacomo, 2005

• Won Preakness with Prairie Bayou, 1993

• Won Belmont Stakes with Drosselmeyer, 2010

• Became the only American-based rider to win a European classic, with Fourstars Allstar in the 1991 Irish 2000 Guineas

• Swept NYRA triple crown for fillies (Acorn, Mother Goose, CCA Oaks) with Sky Beauty in 1993

• First winner: Forever Man, Santa Fe, 1982