Jamie Theriot
Lafayette; Louisiana, USA

Currently Residing:

Height: 5\\\'8 1/2
Weight: -

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Jamie\\\'s father Harold Theriot galloped horses for 17 years. Afterwards he started training horses and owns a farm. Larry Melancon is his uncle and Calvin Borel is his cousin. Eddie Delahoussaye is Jamie\\\'s relative from father\\\'s side. He has a small daughter named Hannah.

Jamie Theriot was brought up in a family where most of the members rode races in the United States horse racing circuit. He followed their family pattern of riding in the Cajun region of Louisiana. He started racing at an early age â only seven or eight years old and thereafter went for taking training from professional trainers and then rode in various tracks of the United States. Once he said that at five he started riding a horse at the farm and got inspiration in riding from his father, Harold Theriot. Harold galloped horses for more than sixteen years and became a trainer thereafter. After Jamieâs completion of schooling at secondary level, he galloped horses under his fatherâs guidance. Jamie has shown his brevity in horse racing since his childhood days. When he was only thirteen or fourteen years old, he did not bother wearing helmet or tennis shoes. By the time he reached fifteen, he was a matured rider â once he said he always wanted to be a jockey ever since he can remember. It is very common in Cajun that most of the riders get license at an early age; Jamie is no exception of that. He got license for riding at sixteen and within a few months he broke his leg. He returned to riding after quite a long gap at Delta Downs. His first win came with Majestic Fleur, in 1996 at Evangeline Downs while his first stakes winners was Horse Fly in the 1997 Delta Downs Handicap for trainer Tommy Delahoussaye. Theriot raced on the Louisiana circuit for the next five years and in the last year at Evangeline Downs, 2001, he became the leading rider. Theriot expressed his interest of riding for the trainer Cole Norman; and joined with him at Louisiana Downs. Thereafter, he traveled to Oaklawn Park and on to Lone Star and Fair Grounds. He raced in that circuit for nearly five years and again became the leading rider in 2003 but now at Oaklawn. During this time, he had a lot of opportunities for coming to Kentucky. The 2005 racing session again brought him a cluster of wins; he won the Hot Springs Stakes on That Tat, the Lone Star Oaks on Victory Lap and the Evangeline Mile Handicap on Shaky Tour, all for Norman. He has also won stakes races for Steve Asmussen, Sturges Ducoing and Kari Craddock. Many distinguished personality has commented on Theriot; Aime told Jennie Rees of The Courier Journal about Theriot: âI love him as a rider. His work ethics are exceptional and heâs got a magnetic personality. He has got the tools working for him.â

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2011 297 32 46 32 -
2010 1035 154 130 123 -
2009 915 126 108 101 -
2008 1390 223 178 187 -
2007 1163 172 142 120 -
2006 843 136 117 104 -
2003 1105 213 161 121 -

Jamie Theriot covered 870 yards riding on Senor Sal at Hoosier Park in 2001.
Theriot is one of the four jockeys who rode at 2002 Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Haskell.
In 2007 Shadwell Turf Mile, he rode on Purim and rode it victory. It is his first Grade I victory.
He won the riding crown at Evangeline Downs in 2001.
Jamie Theriot won the opening Verse Handicap at Churchill Downs on Therecomesatiger.
He was listed in a 2006 issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids as the tallest active rider. He stands at 5' 8 1/2".
Major Racing Wins:- Lone Star Park Handicap (2003) Elkhorn Stakes (2007) Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (2007) Opening Verse Handicap (2007) Aegon Turf Sprint Stakes (2008) Aristides Breeders' Cup Stakes (2008) Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes (2008) Oklahoma Derby (2008) Shakertown Stakes (2008) Pucker Up Stakes (2008) Woodford Stakes (2008) Black Gold Stakes (2009) Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (2009)