Chris McCarron
Born:
1955-03-27
Dorchester
Massachusetts, USA

Currently Residing:
Lexington
Kentucky USA

Height: 5'2
Weight: 114 lbs



His wife is called Judy and daughters are Erin, Stephanie and Kristin.


Notes:
Introduced to racing by elder brother, Chris McCarron is a celebrated jockey, who has managed to find a position in the Hall of Fame. In America he also won in the year 1974, Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. He also won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. Mike Venezia Memorial Award was also won by him for extraordinary sportsmanship. Nine Breeders Cup races was also won by this famous jockey. He retired in 2002 after twenty years of career. His monetary winnings have been $264 million. This jockeyâs famous winnings include Kentucky Oaks (1977, 1990, 2002), Hollywood Gold Cup (1984), Woodward Stakes (1986, 1988), Del Mar Breeders Cup Mile (1987, 1988, 1995, 1998), Del Mar Breeders Cup Mile (1987, 1988, 1995, 1998) and Santa Anita Handicap (1988, 1999, 2001).


Facts
Major Racing Wins:- Kentucky Oaks (1977, 1990, 2002) Rancho Bernardo Handicap (1978, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1995, 1996, 1997) Del Mar Oaks (1979, 1984, 1989, 1991) Del Mar Futurity (1979, 1988, 1992, 1997) Del Mar Handicap (1979, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1998, 2000) Del Mar Debutante Stakes (1980, 1981, 1984) La Jolla Handicap (1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1993) San Bernardino Handicap (1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1997, 2002) Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (1981, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000) San Felipe Stakes (1982, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1998) Florida Derby (1981) Eddie Read Handicap (1981) Bing Crosby Handicap (1982) Jockey Club Gold Cup (1982, 1993) Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (1983, 1992, 1996, 1997) Arlington Million (1984) Fantasy Stakes (1984, 1987, 1989, 1992) San Clemente Handicap (1984, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995) Hollywood Gold Cup (1984) Breeders' Cup Sprint (1985) Woodward Stakes (1986, 1988) Del Mar Breeders' Cup Mile (1987, 1988, 1995, 1998) Santa Anita Handicap (1988, 1999, 2001) Haskell Invitational Handicap (1989, 1997) Native Diver Handicap (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992) Santa Anita Derby (1991, 1996, 2000, 2002) John C. Mabee Handicap (1992, 1993, 1994) San Diego Handicap (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999) Pacific Classic Stakes (1998)
International race wins:- Canadian International Stakes (1987) Japan Cup (1988)
American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:- Kentucky Derby (1987, 1994) Preakness Stakes (1987, 1992) Belmont Stakes (1986, 1997) Breeders' Cup Classic (1988, 1989, 1996, 2000, 2001) Breeders' Cup Distaff (1992) Breeders' Cup Juvenile (1992) Breeders' Cup Turf (1995)
Racing Awards:- United States Champion Jockey by wins (1974, 1975, 1980) United States Champion Jockey by earnings (1980, 1981, 1984, 1991) U.S. Champion Apprentice Jockey (1974) Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey (1980) George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (1980) Mike Venezia Memorial Award (1991) Big Sport of Turfdom Award (1993)
Honours:- United States' Racing Hall of Fame (1989)
Significant Horses:- John Henry, Alysheba, Desert Wine, Danzig Connection, Precisionist, Pine Bluff, Lady's Secret, Sunday Silence, Paseana, Touch Gold, Tiznow, Flawlessly, Alphabet Soup, Go for Gin