Mike Smith full name is Mike Earl Smith is an American famous Jockey who has been one of the leading riders in U.S. He got nationwide when in 2003, he won the most Breeders’ Cup races of any jockey with 26 Breeders’ Cup wins was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. He is the second highest Jockey whose net worth is over $312 million as of Wikipedia. First one is the ‘Smith Rode’ holds the Triple Crown and become the oldest jockey to win the title at age 52.
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Mike Smith Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements
- As of 2109, Mike Smith age is 47 years old.
- He stands on a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
- He weighs around 82 kg or 181 lbs.
- His body measurements are not known as of now.
- He has brown eyes and bald hair.
Mike Smith Wiki/ Bio
|Birth Name||Mike Earl Smith|
|Birth Date||November 24, 1971|
|Age||47 years old|
|Famous For||1. Horse Racing|
2. National Museum of Racing’ and ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2003
|House In||New Mexico, U.S.|
|Birthplace||New Mexico, U.S.|
|Height||In centimeters- 162 cm|
In meters- 1.62 m
In feet inches- 5’4″
|Weight||In kilograms- 82 kg|
In pounds- 181 lbs
|Body Build||Not Known|
|Shoe Size (US)||9 (US)|
|Parents||Father: George Smith|
Mother: Vidoll Vallejos
|Siblings||Brother: Yes Younger (Name not Known)|
|Dating History||1. Ex- Wife/Divorced (Name Not Known)|
2. Chantal Sutherland
|School||Name Not Known|
|Celebrities||Actor: Jason Mamoa|
Actress: Emilia Clarke
|Net Worth||$312 million US dollars (As of 2019)|
|Awards||1. National Museum of Racing’ and ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2003|
|Total Career Wins||5441 Races|
|Major Wins||1. United States Triple Crown (2018) |
2. Kentucky Derby (2005, 2018)
3. Belmont Stakes (2010, 2013, 2018)
What is the Net Worth of Mike Smith?
- As of 2019, Mike Smith net worth is estimated around $312 million.
- His primary source of income is from his Jockey career.
- Smith is second highest earning jockey in Horse riding history with behind John R. Velazquez.
Mike Smith Wife, Spouse & Girlfriend
- As of 2019, Mike Smith is married with his girlfriend ‘Cynthia Naanouh’ .
- He married twice.
- First marriage was with daughter of jockey John L. Lively at and then after 14 years of marriage they were separated.
- Later, he has been in a long term relationship and married to with his girlfriend ‘Cynthia Naanouh’ in at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Sierra Madre, California.
- He also has a dating history with jockey ‘Chantal Sutherland’ between 2008 to 2010 before she married to other man.
Mike Smith Born, Family & Education
- Michael Earl Smith was born on November 24, 1971 in Dexter, New Mexico.
- He was raised with his parents.
- His father is also a Jockey named, George Smith and mother named, Vidoll Vallejos.
- His parents were divorced.
- He has a younger brother.
- He lived with his maternal grandparents’ horse farm where he learned the horse riding and began horse training.
Mike Smith Career: Major Race Awards and Winnings List
American Classics wins:
- United States Triple Crown (2018)
- Kentucky Derby (2005, 2018)
- Preakness Stakes (1993, 2018)
- Belmont Stakes (2010, 2013, 2018)
- Kentucky Oaks (2013, 2017)
Breeders’ Cup wins:
- United States Triple Crown ( 2018)
- Preakness Stakes (2 times – 1993, 2018)
- Kentucky Derby (2 times – 2005, 2018)
- Kentucky Oaks ( 2 times – 2013, 2017)
- Belmont Stakes ( 3 times – 2010, 2013, 2018)
- Breeders’ Cup Distaff ( 5 times – 1995, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2012)
- Breeders’ Cup Classic (4 times – 1997, 2009, 2011, 2016)
- Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (3 times – 2008, 2015, 2017)
- Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint ( 2 times – 2012, 2013)
- Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2013)
- Breeders’ Cup – Filly & Mare Sprint (2014, 2016)
- Breeders’ Cup Juvenile ( 2 times – 1995, 2002)
- Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (2016)
- Breeders’ Cup Mile (1992, 1993)
- Breeders’ Cup Sprint ( 2 times – 1994, 2011)
- Breeders’ Cup Turf (1994)
- Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2013)
International race wins:
- Irish 2,000 Guineas (1991)
- Queen’s Plate (1997)
- E. P. Taylor Stakes (1999)
- Breeders’ Stakes (2000)
- Dubai World Cup (2017)
- ESPY Award for Top U.S. Jockey (1994, 2019)
- Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey (1993, 1994)
- Mike Venezia Memorial Award (1994)
- George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (2000)
- Big Sport of Turfdom Award (2009/2010)
- Bill Shoemaker Award (2012, 2013, 2016)
- Laffit Pincay Jr. Award (2017) Triple Crown (2018)
Awards and Honors:
- He awarded with ‘National Museum of Racing’ and ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2003.
- As of 26 Jan, 2018, he won total 5,441 awards in his career.
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Straight Facts about Mike Smith
- His life’s highest earning year was 2017, when he earned over $20.
- Currently, in an event of 2019, he has rode Cutting Edge on Kentucky Derby.
- At the age of 16 in 1982, he got his jockey’s license.
- His significant horses for racing are, Awesome Again, Arrogate, Azeri, Bodemeister, Cherokee Run, Coronado’s Quest, Drosselmeyer, Giacomo, Game On Dude, Holy Bull, Justify, Lure, Madeo, Mizdirection, Palace Malice, Prairie Bayou, Royal Delta, Shared Belief, Skip Away, Sky Beauty, Songbird, Stardom Bound, Thunder Gulch, Tiago, Unbridled’s Song, Vindication, West Coast, Zenyatta.
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