Mark Guidry
Born:
1959-08-06
Lafayette
Louisiana, USA

Currently Residing:
Louisville
Kentucky USA

Height: -
Weight: -



His wife is Tina, children Fallon, Marcus and Mecus.


Notes:
Mark Guidry cherished to become a jockey since his childhood days. His desire fulfilled at 16 when he took part in pari-mutuel wagering at Delta Downs with his favorite Temperamental Tom. He continued riding in Louisiana until 1986 and later moved to Fairmount Park in Illinois to try his luck. He is popularly called âKing of Chicagoâ because of his dominating performances at Hawthorne and Sportsmanâs Park. He won seven times at Hawthorne Race Course while nine times at Sportsmanâs Park. He reached 4,000th race landmark at Arlington Park on July 2000 and became the 36th rider to reach acquire this distinction. Guidry was inducted into the Hawthorne Hall of Fame in 1997 for earning seven riding titles. Mark Guidryâs achievement includes the West Virgina Derby (Real Dandy), Santa Anita Derby (Buzzards Bay), Washington Park H (Perfect Drift) and Golden Rod (French Park). He was given the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 2006. Guidry became the 21st jockey to reach 5000th career victory landmark on May 4, 2007.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2006 890 131 133 125 -
2005 818 177 120 103 -
2004 785 120 97 93 -

Facts
Important Racing Wins : â
1990: â Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes
1995: â Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap
1996: â Arlington Handicap, Arlington-Washington Futurity, Washington Park Handicap
1997: â Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap, Arlington Handicap, Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes
2000: â Alcibiades Stakes, Mrs. Revere Stakes
2001: â Arkansas Derby, Arlington Classic, Lane's End Stakes
2002: â Arlington-Washington Futurity, Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes
2003: â Canadian Turf Handicap, Bertram F. Bongard Stakes, Holy Bull Stakes
2005: â Golden Rod Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, San Simeon Handicap, West Virginia Derby
2006: â West Virginia Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Sunshine Millions Oaks, Raven Run Stakes
2007: â Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint