Rick Wilson

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24,6814,9394,2503,461$77,303,270

Hall of Fame Jockey
Biography: Rick Wilson was born in 1953 in Hartshorne, OK, and began his career in 1970 in his home state riding Quarter Horses. His first Thoroughbred mount was in 1972 at La Mesa Park. Agents Jack Servis and Al Delapp booked his mounts. A near fatal injury in May 2005 at Pimlico ended his illustrious career.

Career Highlights: Three times won five races in a single day at Philadelphia Park. Won nine titles at Philadelphia Park. Rode twice in the Kentucky Derby, once with favored Storm Tower who came into the Derby undefeated. Scored his 4,000th career win at Monmouth Park in 1997, the same year he won 12 stakes races. Regular rider of Champion Xtra Heat and Storm Tower, and for trainers Goose Heimer, Sal Campo, Ben Perkins, Jr., and John Scanlan.

Graded Stakes Wins:
2003 – Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2) – Xtra Heat
2001 – Prioress Stakes (G1) – Xtra Heat
2001 – Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (G2) – Xtra Heat
2001 – Cicada Stakes (G3) – Xtra Heat
2001 – Cliff Hanger Handicap (G3) – Crash Course
2001 – Eatontown Handicap (G3) – Cousin Gigi
2001 – Endine Stakes (G3) – Xtra Heat
2001 – Gotham Stakes (G3) – Richly Blended
2001 – Withers Stakes (G3) – Richly Blended
2000 – Futurity Stakes (G1) – Burning Roma
1999 – John B. Campbell Handicap (G3) – Crosspatch
1998 – Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (G3) – Soldier Field
1998 – John B. Campbell Handicap (G3) – Hot Brush
1998 – Lamplighter Handicap (G3) – Soldier Field
1998 – Martha Washington Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G3) – Mysterious Moll
1997 – Canadian Turf Handicap (G2) – Devil’s Cup
1997 – Red Bank Handicap (G3) – Basqueian
1997 – Violet Handicap (G3) – Sangria
1996 – General George Handicap (G2) – Meadow Monster
1996 – Hutcheson Stakes (G2) – Appealing Skier
1996 – Withers Stakes (G2) – Appealing Skier
1995 – Boojum Handicap (G2) – Friendly Lover
1995 – Boiling Springs Handicap (G3) – Class Kris
1995 – Laurel Futurity (G3) – Appealing Skier
1995 – Philadelphia Park Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G3) – Friendly Lover
1994 – Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) – Calipha
1994 – Reeve Schley, Jr. Stakes (G2) – Calipha
1994 – True North Handicap (G2) – Friendly Lover
1994 – Finger Lakes Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G3) – Friendly Lover
1994 – Martha Washington Stakes (G3) – Tee Key
1994 – Salvator Mile Handicap (G3) – Storm Tower
1993 – Wood Memorial Invitational Stakes (G1) – Storm Tower
1993 – Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) – Storm Tower
1993 – Ben Ali Stakes (G3) – Sunny Sunrise
1993 – Carousel Stakes (G3) – Stem the Tide
1993 – Federico Tesio Stakes (G3) – Woods of Windsor
1993 – John B. Campbell Handicap (G3) – Sunny Sunrise
1992 – Laurel Futurity (G3) – Lord of the Bay
1991 – Delaware Handicap (G2) – Crowned
1991 – Baltimore Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G3) – Runaway Stream
1991 – Garden State Stakes (G3) – Tank
1991 – Lamplighter Handicap (G3) – Futurist
1991 – Polynesian Handicap (G3) – Runaway Stream
1990 – Polynesian Handicap (G3) – Bill E. Shears
1989 – Molly Pitcher Handicap (G2) – Bodacious Tatas
1989 – Betsy Ross Handicap (G3) – Lady Annabelle
1989 – Cherry Hill Mile Stakes (G3) – Militron
1988 – Sorority Stakes (G2) – Divine Answer
1988 – Betsy Ross Handicap (G3) – Notches Trace
1988 – Boiling Springs Handicap (G3) – Siggebo
1988 – Vineland Handicap (G3) – Helenska
1986 – Anne Arundel Handicap (G3) – Burt’s Dream
1982 – Delaware Oaks (G2) – Lady Eleanor
1979 – Long Branch Stakes (G3) – Commadore C.
1978 – Minuteman Handicap (G3) – Dewan Keys