J. D. Mooney

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John J. Mooney better known as J. D. Mooney[1] (died 1966) was an American jockey and trainer who won the 1924 Kentucky Derby on Black Gold and the 1929 King's Plate on Shorelint.[2] Mooney's riding career lasted for 10 years. His record included 261 victories, 258 seconds, and 280 thirds. He was in the money 30 percent of the time. Mooney is a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Fair Grounds Racing Hall of Fame.[3] After his career as a jockey, Mooney became a trainer. He trained 1962 Canadian Horse of the Year Crafty Lace.[4]

Mooney was a native of New Orleans.[1] His father, John J. Mooney was a horse breeder and owner.[5] His son John J. Mooney was a horse racing executive and a member of the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.[2] Another son, Paul A. Mooney was the president of the Boston Bruins.[1] His grandsons John Mooney and Mike Mooney are also involved in thoroughbred racing.[4][5]


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  2. ^ a b "John J. Mooney". Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Pontchartrain, Blake. "What is the history of New Orleans horse racer J.D. Mooney?". Gambit. Gambit. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Publicist worked primarily at HollyPark". ESPN Los Angeles. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Ireland, Jack (May 31, 2003). "Delaware at Play | Horse Racing". The News Journal.