Episode 67. Pat Day – Retired Horse Racing Jockey (1976-2005) & 1992 Kentucky Derby Winner
Pat Day is a legendary American jockey in thoroughbred horse racing.
His impressive resume includes an induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1991, winning the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey an impressive four times, and 22 appearances in the Kentucky Derby, including his 1992 Derby win aboard Lil E. Tee. Pat has won virtually every prestigious race in the sport during his career.
Beginning his career as a rodeo cowboy, Pat’s height, weight and competitive nature led him to the fast-paced world of horse racing. He quickly became the leading rider in the country. Pat eventually became the number one jockey of all time for earnings and the fourth-most winning jockey of all time.
Pat made the difficult decision to retire in 2005. Since then, he gives back to the racing community as industry spokesperson for the Race Track Chaplaincy of America and helps support the work being done on the backside of horse tracks.