United States Champion Jockey by wins

There is no formal championship award given to the jockey who won the most races in United States Thoroughbred racing. However, it is a prestigious accomplishment always on any jockey's résumé and widely reported on by the various media.[1]

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Champions since 1884
YearJockeyWins
2019 Irad Ortiz Jr. 324
2018 Irad Ortiz Jr. 346
2017 Irad Ortiz Jr. 318
2016 José Ortiz 351
2015 Javier Castellano 344
2014 Russell Baze 324
2013 Javier Castellano 362
2012 Russell Baze 374
2011 Deshawn Parker 400
2010 Deshawn Parker 377
2009 Russell Baze 415
2008 Russell Baze 403
2007 Russell Baze 398
2006 Julien Leparoux 403
2005 Russell Baze 375
2004 Rafael Bejarano 455
2003 Ramon Domínguez 453
2002 Russell Baze 431
2001 Ramon Domínguez 431
2000 Russell Baze 412
1999 Edgar Prado 402
1998 Edgar Prado 470
1997 Edgar Prado 536
1996 Russell Baze 415
1995 Russell Baze 448
1994 Russell Baze 415
1993 Russell Baze 410
1992 Russell Baze 433
1991 Pat Day 430
1990 Pat Day 364
1989 Kent Desormeaux 598
1988 Kent Desormeaux 474
1987 Kent Desormeaux 450
1986 Pat Day 429
1985 Chris Antley 469
1984 Pat Day 399
1983 Pat Day 454
1982 Pat Day 399
1981 David Gall 376
1980 Chris McCarron 405
1979 David Gall 479
1978 Eddie Delahoussaye 384
1977 Steve Cauthen 487
1976 Sandy Hawley 413
1975 Chris McCarron 465
1974 Chris McCarron 546
1973 Sandy Hawley 515
1972 Sandy Hawley 367
1971 Laffit Pincay Jr. 380
1970 Sandy Hawley 452
1969 Larry Snyder 352
1968 Ángel Cordero Jr. 345
1967 Jorge Velásquez 438
1966 Avelino Gomez 318
1965 Jesse Davidson 319
1964 Walter Blum 324
1963 Walter Blum 360
1962 Ronnie Ferraro 352
1961 Johnny Sellers 328
1960 Bill Hartack 307
1959 John Adams 347
1958 John Adams 300
1957 Bill Hartack 341
1956 Bill Hartack 347
1955 Bill Hartack 417
1954 John Adams 380
1953 John Adams 485
1952 Anthony DeSpirito 390
1951 Charlie Burr 310
1950 Joe Culmone (tie) 388
1950 Bill Shoemaker (tie) 388
1949 Gordon Glisson 270
1948 Johnny Longden 319
1947 Johnny Longden 316
1946 Ted Atkinson 233
1945 Job Dean Jessop 290
1944 Ted Atkinson 287
1943 John Adams 228
1942 John Adams 245
1941 Don Meade 210
1940 Earl Dew 287
1939 Don Meade 255
1938 Johnny Longden 236
1937 John Adams 260
1936 Basil James 245
1935 Charley Stevenson 206
1934 Maurice Peters 221
1933 Jack Westrope 301
1932 John Gilbert 212
1931 Harry Roble 173
1930 Raymond Workman 151
1929 Melvin Knight 142
1928 Joe Inzelone 155
1927 Lee Hardy 207
1926 Robert Jones 190
1925 Arthur Mortensen 187
1924 Ivan Parke 205
1923 Ivan Parke 173
1922 Mark Fator 188
1921 Chick Lang 135
1920 James Butwell 152
1919 Cliff Robinson 190
1918 Frank Robinson 185
1917 Willie Crump 151
1916 Frank Robinson 178
1915 Mack Garner 151
1914 John McTaggart 157
1913 Merritt Buxton 146
1912 Pete Hill 168
1911 Ted Koerner 162
1910 Guy Garner 200
1909 Vincent Powers 173
1908 Vincent Powers 324
1907 Walter Miller 334
1906 Walter Miller 388
1905 David Nicol 221
1904 Gene Hildebrand 297
1903 Grover Fuller 229
1902 Jerry Rausch * 276
1901 Winfield O'Connor 253
1900 C. Mitchell 195
1899 Tommy Burns 273
1898 Tommy Burns 277
1897 H. Martin 173
1896 Joseph Scherrer 271
1895 James Perkins 192
1894 Willie Simms 228
1893 not yet found
1892 not yet found
1891 not yet found
1890 Marty Bergen
1889 Shelby Barnes
1888 Shelby Barnes
1887 Jim McLaughlin
1886 Jim McLaughlin
1885 Jim McLaughlin
1884 Jim McLaughlin
  • *Often recorded misspelled as "Ranch"

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