The Winningest Jockeys in Belmont Stakes History

Posted by Evan Chronis on Sep 26, 2019 9:30:00 AM

The "Test of the Champion" not only showcases the grit and determination of the winning horse, but also the jockey seated in the saddle above. 

Often considered the most difficult of the Triple Crown™ races, the 1-1/2 mile sprint around Belmont Park puts the skills of the best jockeys in the world on display. 

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But which jockeys have the most Belmont Stakes trophies in their cabinet?

Let's look at the jockeys who have been first past the finish line the most at Belmont Park. 

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Belmont Stakes Winningest Jockeys

JOCKEY BELMONT STAKES WINS YEARS WON HORSES
Jim McLaughlin 6 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888 Forester ('82), George Kinney ('83), Panique ('84), Inspector B ('86), Hanover ('87), Sir Dixon ('88)
Eddie Arcaro 6 1941, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1952, 1955 Whirlaway ('41), Shut Out ('42), Pavot ('45), Citation ('48), One Count ('52), Nashua ('55)
Earl Sande 5 1921, 1923, 1924, 1927, 1930 Grey Lag ('21), Zev ('23), Mad Play ('24), Chance Shot ('27), Gallant Fox ('30)
Bill Shoemaker 5 1957, 1959, 1962, 1967, 1975 Gallant Man ('57), Sword Dancer ('59), Jaipur ('62), Damascus ('67), Avatar ('75)
Braulio Baeza 3 1961, 1963, 1969 Sherluck ('61), Chateaugay ('63), Arts and Letters ('69)
Laffit Pincay Jr. 3 1982, 1983, 1984 Conquistador Cielo ('82), Caveat ('83), Swale ('84)
James Stout 3 1936, 1938, 1939 Granville ('36), Pasteurized ('38), Johnstown ('39)
Gary Stevens 3 1995, 1998, 2001 Thunder Gulch ('95), Victory Gallop ('98), Point Given ('01)

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