Mack Garner

Mack Garner
OccupationJockey
Born(1898-12-23)December 23, 1898
Centerville, Iowa, US
DiedOctober 28, 1936(1936-10-28) (aged 37)
Covington, Kentucky, US
Resting placeLinden Grove Cemetery, Covington, Kentucky
Career wins1,346
Major racing wins
Racing awards
Honours
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (1969)
Significant horses

Andrew Mack Garner (December 23, 1898 – October 28, 1936) was an American jockey who won the 1934 Kentucky Derby as well as the 1929 and 1933 Belmont Stakes. He was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1969. Mack Garner made his professional racing debut on July 16, 1914, at a Butte, Montana racetrack.

Personal life

Always known by Mack, Garner was born in Centerville, Iowa on December 23, 1898 to Theodore Garner and Sarah Clements Garner.[1][2] He learned how to ride horses from his father. When he was 15 years old, Garner wanted to ride race horses because the Garners were all jockeys at one time, including his father and uncle. Once Garner learned the basics of horse riding, he and his father began working for William Cain. Garner was married in 1920 to Willis M. Leslie and they had four girls and one boy.[3] His brothers Guy, Harry and Wayne were all jockeys as was their sister's son William Garner Rinehart who rode under the name Willie Garner.[4]

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العربية: ماك جارنر