J. Linus McAtee Jockey

John Linus McAtee (1897 - November 15, 1963) was an American Hall of Fame jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. He went by his middle name, Linus, but was nicknamed "Pony" by friends and would be called that by some in the press. While still an apprentice, he rode for Commander J. K. L. Ross in Canada then was aboard his colt Damrosch for the win in the 1916 Preakness Stakes. Called one of the best riders of his era by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, McAtee developed into a superior tactician who won two Kentucky Derbys and who was the United States Champion Jockey in money earned for 1928. After retiring from racing in 1932, a comeback attempt three years later ended after he suffered a serious foot injury. In 1956, he was inducted in the United States' Racing Hall of Fame.

Personal details

Date of birth
United States of America
Date of death
November 15th, 1963 at age of 66

Hall of fame induction

Hall of fame Induction date Other inductees
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 1956
inducted 1958
inducted 1965
inducted 1970
inducted 1979


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