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Jerry Lambert

Jockey

Jerry Lambert (born December 27, 1940) is a retired American jockey in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing best known as the jockey of Hall of Fame inductee, Native Diver. Jerry Lambert accomplished what Breeders' Cup Inc. calls "one of California’s top racing achievements" when he rode Native Diver to victory in three straight Hollywood Gold Cups from 1965 through 1967. In 1963, Lambert was the leading jockey at Ak-Sar-Ben Racetrack meet in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as at Turf Paradise Race Course meet that same year. In 1967 he won a riding title at Del Mar Racetrack, then in 1968 at Santa Anita Park and at the Oak Tree Racing Association meet in 1972. In the June 3, 1972 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park Racetrack, Jerry Lambert rode Convenience to a half-length victory over the heavily favored Typecast who had easily beaten Convenience by six lengths in the May 18 Milady Handicap on the same track. Those results prompted owners Leonard Lavin and Fletcher Jones to agree to a $250,000 winner-take-all event match race that would be the richest match race at that point in American history. On June 17, 1972, in front of 53,575 patrons at Hollywood Park Racetrack, Jerry Lambert  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1940-12-27
Profession
Jockey

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