Edward R. Garrison
|Edward R. Garrison|
Edward Garrison, c.1895
|Born||February 9, 1868
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||October 28, 1930|
|Major racing wins|
Monmouth Oaks (1887)
Belmont Stakes (1891)
|United States' Racing Hall of Fame (1955)|
|Tammany, Firenze, Montana|
Edward R. "Snapper" Garrison (February 9, 1868 in New Haven, Connecticut – October 28, 1930 in Long Island, New York), was a jockey known for hanging back during most of the race and finishing at top speed to achieve a thrilling victory.
Garrison was a jockey who rode out of an East Coast base for sixteen years from 1882 through 1897. While there are no official records documenting all of his career races, he once estimated that he had ridden more than 700 winners during his career. Among his most spectacular wins was the 1892 Suburban Handicap on Montana and in 1893 at New Jersey's Guttenberg track on Tammany, both impressive finishes. Garrison was so well known for this that a contest where the winner pulls ahead at the last moment to score the victory is known as a Garrison finish.
Following the creation of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Edward Garrison was part of the inaugural group inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955.
- Garrison's Finish : a romance of the race course by W. B. M. Ferguson at Project Gutenberg from Project Guteberg;
- Hale, Ron (1997) "A Garrison Finish" About: Horseracing
- "Word for the Day: November 17, 2006" Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary;
- Garrison's Finish on IMDb
- Edward Garrison at the United States' National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame