Terry J. Thompson

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Terry Thompson
Occupation Jockey
Born August 7, 1971
Omaha, Nebraska,
United States
Career wins 2,781 (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Pioneer Stakes (1996, 2000)
Wishing Well Stakes (1996)
John Battaglia Memorial Stakes (2000)
Southwest Stakes (2001, 2003)
Delta Princess Stakes (2002)
Arkansas Derby (2003)
Fantasy Stakes (2003)
Acorn Stakes (2004)
Martha Washington Stakes (2005, 2007, 2008)
Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes (2007)
Monmouth Oaks (2008, 2011)
Philip H. Iselin Stakes (2008)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (2009)
Gazelle Stakes (2010)
Honeybee Stakes (2010)
Molly Pitcher Stakes (2010)
Monmouth Beach Stakes (2010)
Racing awards
Prairie Meadows Champion Jockey
(2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Oaklawn Park Champion Jockey (2009, 2010)
Significant horses
Eight Belles, Just Jenda, Old Fashioned, Payton d'Oro, Ruby's Reception, Sure Shot Biscuit, Tejano Run

Terry John Thompson (born August 7, 1971 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing who, as at December 8, 2011, has won 2781 races during his career that began in 1993 at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky.[1]

On May 20, 2002, Terry Thompson set a Prairie Meadows Racetrack record when he rode six winners on a single racecard. He was the existing co-holder of the record with five wins.[2] At the same racetrack, he won four straight riding titles between 2000 and 2003 before breaking a leg in 2004. He returned to win three more titles consecutively between 2007 and 2009.[3] Thompson also won back-to-back riding titles at Oaklawn Park in 2009 and 2010. [4]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 65
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 54
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 60
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 53
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 86
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 72
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 97
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 47
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 51
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 53
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 75
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 87

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