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Larry Attard

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Occupation  Jockey
Career wins  2,366

Name  Larry Attard
Role  Jockey
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Born  December 31, 1951 (age 63) Malta (1951-12-31)

Larry Attard (born December 31, 1951 in Malta) is a retired Hall of Fame Champion jockey and current horse trainer in Canadian Thoroughbred horse racing.

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Born into a Maltese family who emigrated to Canada, Attard has three older brothers who became Thoroughbred trainers. In 1973 Larry Attard began riding and although hampered by many injuries, his career lasted twenty-five years. He rode at Ontario's Greenwood, Fort Erie and Woodbine Racetracks. He won three riding titles at Woodbine and was the leading jockey in Ontario three times. Twice voted the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Jockey, among his numerous stakes race wins, in 1983 Larry Attard won Canada's most prestigious race, the Queen's Plate.

For his contribution to Thoroughbred horse racing, in 1993 Larry Attard was voted the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. He retired after another injury filled year in 1997 and in 2001 was inducted into the Mississauga, Ontario Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.

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Larry Attard Wikipedia


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