Larry Adams (jockey)

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Larry Adams
Occupation Jockey
Born June 13, [1]1936
Shreveport, LA
Died Feruary 27, 2000
Major racing wins
Carter Handicap (1960, 1980)
John B. Campbell Handicap (1960)
Excelsior Stakes (1961)
Schuylerville Stakes (1961)
Westchester Handicap (1961, 1966)
Bay Shore Stakes (1962)
Bed O' Roses Handicap (1962)
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (1962)
Delaware Handicap (1962)
Discovery Handicap (1962)
Hutcheson Stakes (1962, 1964)
Jersey Derby (1962)
Gallant Fox Handicap (1963)
Gotham Stakes (1963)
Sapling Stakes (1963)
Sheepshead Bay Stakes (1963)
Vagrancy Handicap (1963)
Youthful Stakes (1963)
Matron Stakes (1964)
Mother Goose Stakes (1964)
New York Stakes (1964, 1966, 1969)
Alcibiades Stakes (1965)
Gallorette Handicap (1965)
Selima Stakes (1965)
Spinaway Stakes (1965)
Vosburgh Stakes (1965, 1970)
Astoria Stakes (1966)
Bernard Baruch Handicap (1966, 1968)
Bowling Green Handicap (1966)
Man o' War Stakes (1966)
Miss Woodford Stakes (1966)
Princess Elizabeth Stakes (1966)
United Nations Stakes (1966)
Remsen Stakes (1968)
Dwyer Stakes (1969)
Queens County Handicap (1969, 1970)
Barbara Fritchie Handicap (1970)
Canadian Turf Handicap (1970)
Test Stakes (1970)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (1971)
Toboggan Handicap (1971)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (1973)
Illinois Derby (1973)
Derby Trial Stakes (1973)
Philip H. Iselin Stakes (1973)
New Orleans Handicap (1974)
Racing awards
Pimlico Champion Jockey (1959)[2]
Significant horses
Assagai, Cicada, Drumtop, Go Marching, Moccasin, Process Shot, R. Thomas

Larry Adams (born c. 1936) is a retired American jockey who was active from 1960 until 1983.[3] He rode in the Kentucky Derby five times, achieving third place riding High Echelon on May 2, 1970. His greatest successes came in 1965-1966 when he was the favored mount for a horse named Moccasin. From August 6 until November 6,1965, Moccasin, trained by Harry Trotsek, had a streak of eight wins in a row while ridden by Adams. In 1974, at the age of 38, Adams was denied a jockey's license by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. His license request was rejected due to his failure to mention on his license application that he had two prior arrests.[4] He was reinstated as a licensed jockey after a lengthy suspension.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ancestry.com
  2. ^ Laurel Park Media Guide, p. 60 Leading Jockey records Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  3. ^ Larry Adams at Equibase
  4. ^ "State Denies Adams a Jockey's License". The New York Times. 1974-07-27. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-02.