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Anthony Black

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Anthony Black

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Biography: Born in 1951 in Mt. Holly, N.J., Tony Black is the nephew of former jockey Sam Boulmetis, a 1973 inductee into the Racing Hall of Fame. At the age of 18, Black won at Liberty Bell with his first mount, Stand By Me, which paid $154. Black has always been an advocate for the local jockey colony, and is President of the Philadelphia Park Jockey Association.

Career Highlights: Won the PA Derby in 1996 and the Cotillion S. in 1977. Holds the record for most consecutive wins: in a two-day span won 9 at two different tracks. Rode Champions My Juliet, What A Summer and Candy Eclair. Won his 5,000th race in 2006. Rode in the International Jockey Series in Seoul, Korea in 2008.

Graded Stakes Wins:
2003 – Leonard Richards Stakes (G3) – Awesome Time
2002 – Philadelphia Park Breeders’ Cup Handicap (G3) – True Passion
1996 – Pennsylvania Derby (G3) – Devil’s Honor
1996 – Cherry Hill Mile Stakes (G3) – In Contention
1995 – Oceanport Handicap (G3) – Boyce
1995 – Longfellow Handicap (G3) – Boyce
1993 – Cherry Hill Mile Stakes (G3) – Silver Key
1992 – Paterson Handicap (G3) – Silver Survivor
1982 – John B. Campbell Handicap (G2) – Majesty’s World
1979 – Ashland Stakes (G2) – Candy Eclair
1978 – Selima Stakes (G1) – Candy Eclair
1977 – Michigan Mile and One Eighth Handicap (G2) – My Juliet
1977 – Cotillion Stakes (G2) – Suede Shoe
1976 – Vosburgh Handicap (G2) – My Juliet
1976 – Villager Stakes (G3) – Lassie Dear