• 17 Breeder’s Cup Wins – The Record is Broken!

    The previous record of 15 Breeders' Cup wins was smashed at Breeder's Cup 2012!

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  • 5000 Career Wins!

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith picks up his 5,000th career victory aboard Amazombie in the Grade 2, $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita on April 7, 2012.

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  • The Legend of Zenyatta!

    During her legendary career, Zenyatta won 17 Graded stakes races including 13 Grade I events and defeated 4 champions of 8 different awards. She was even considered by many to possibly be the greatest racehorse the world has ever seen.

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  • A Lifetime of Amazing Races

    The son of a jockey, Smith began riding races in his native New Mexico at age 11...

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Milestones

5000 Career Wins!!!

5000 Career Wins!!!

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith picks up his 5,000th career victory aboard Amazombie in the Grade 2, $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes at Santa Anita on April 7, 2012.

17 Breeder’s Cup Wins!

17 Breeder’s Cup Wins!

Quite the ladies’ man, this Mike Smith… put him in the saddle of a filly or mare in a big-money horse race and it is instant mutual love. Friday at Santa Anita, in a $2-million Ladies’ Classic Breeders’ Cup race that was expected to be the best and most closely contested of all the 15 […]

The Legendary Zenyatta

The Legendary Zenyatta

During her legendary career, Zenyatta won 17 Graded stakes races including 13 Grade I events and defeated 4 champions of 8 different awards. She was even considered by many to possibly be the greatest racehorse the world has ever seen. Zenyatta was ridden by Mike Smith for 17 of 20 starts, during which she would […]

 

A Few Words…

ESPN

Smith, who got his jockey license at 16 in 1982, has been one of the top riders since the early 1990s. He has won all three parts of the Triple Crown: Preakness Stakes (1993), Kentucky Derby (2005), Belmont Stakes (2010).

ESPN

Gary Stevens

Mike is a friend that I have counted on to be there for me the same way that Hall of Fame Trainers have counted on him to show up for the big money races! He is and always will be my best friend.

Gary Stevens

Daily Racing Form

A rider does not make it to the Hall of Fame without the whole package. You don’t win more than 5,000 races – including 15 in Breeders’ Cup events – just riding good fillies.

Daily Racing Form

Claire Novak

Mike Smith is a talented athlete and consummate professional who truly loves his sport and those who follow it. He conducts his craft with a polish born of experience and enthusiasm, relates to fans and the media in a commendable manner, and is a boon to the racing game. Bottom line, he’s all-around class act – someone I’m genuinely honored to know.

Claire Novak

In the Press

Smith wins on Rumor at Santa Anita
Rumor defeated 4-5 favorite Teddy’s Promise by a half-length to win the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday. Read More
Game On Dude wins second Santa Anita Handicap in a row
Game On Dude romped to victory in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap by 7¾ lengths on Saturday. Read More
Smith Smashes the Breeder’s Cup Record
Mike Smith breaks Breeders Cup record as he helps Royal Delta Win Ladies Classic. Read More
Mike and Mucho Macho Man Score at Belmont Park
”I’m kind of shocked how impressed he was, you know,” said Smith, who was riding Mucho Macho Man for the first time. “You put that bunch in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, your favorite’s going to come out of that race”… Read More
Mike Smith rides 5 000th winner on Amazombie
ZENYATTA’S jockey Mike Smith reached a notable milestone on the Santa … when he became the 25th jockey to ride 5000 winners in North America. … Read More