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Jimmy Fitzsimmons*

  • Categories: Athlete,  Horse Racing,  In Memory
  • City or Town: Calgary
  • Year Inducted: 1980
  • Gender: Male
  • First name: Jimmy
  • Last Name: Fitzsimmons*
  • Death: March 18, 2001
  • In Memory Category: Athlete, Horse Racing

Biography

Jimmy Fitzsimmons rode to his first thoroughbred racing victory in 1951. By 1957, he was Western Canada's leading jockey. From 1962 to 1964, he was Canada's leading stakes winner and second leading money winner. Jimmy Fitzsimmons won the Queen's Plate in both 1962 to 1964. He rode many of Canada's greatest thoroughbreds including Northern Dancer.