- Mark Guidry
Mark Guidry Occupation Jockey Born August 6, 1959
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Career wins 5,043 Major racing wins, honours and awards Major racing wins Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes (1990)
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (1995, 1997)
Arlington Handicap (1996, 1997)
Arlington-Washington Futurity (1996, 2002)
Washington Park Handicap (1996)
Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (1997)
Alcibiades Stakes (2000)
Mrs. Revere Stakes (2000)
Arkansas Derby (2001)
Arlington Classic (2001)
Lane's End Stakes (2001)
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (2002)
Canadian Turf Handicap (2003)
Bertram F. Bongard Stakes (2003)
Holy Bull Stakes (2003)
Golden Rod Stakes (2005)
Santa Anita Derby (2005)
San Simeon Handicap (2005)
West Virginia Derby (2005, 2006)
Kentucky Oaks (2006)
Sunshine Millions Oaks (2006)
Raven Run Stakes (2006)
Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint (2007)
Racing awards George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award Honours Hawthorne Hall of Fame (1997) Significant horses Black Tie Affair, Buck's Boy, Polar Expedition, Megans Bluff, Nite Dreamer, Chrysalis House, Celtic Melody, Balto Star, San Dare, Offlee Wild, Deputy Warlock, Political Attack, Riskaverse, Roses in May, Sand Springs, Buzzards Bay, Lemons Forever
He began his riding career in Thoroughbred horse racing in his native Louisiana in 1974 where he remained until 1986 when he went to race in Illinois. He was the leading jockey at Hawthorne Race Course seven times, Sportsman's Park nine times, and two times at Arlington Park. Guidry earned his 5,000th career win at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2007.
In 1997, Hawthorne Race Course voted him into their Racing Hall of Fame. In 2006 he was voted the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award and was nominated to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
In the 2007 Kentucky Derby, Guidry rode 50-1 longshot Imawildandcrazyguy to a fourth-place finish. He retired on November 10, 2007 having won 5,043 races during his riding career.
Mark Guidry currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Tina, and children Marcus, Mecus and Fallon. However, he is also active in the state of Louisiana and is currently a competitive horse racing owner and trainer of American Thoroughbreds.
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