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Robert Jones (jockey)

Bobby Jones
Occupation Jockey
Born c. 1913
California, United States
Died March 10, 1938
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours and awards
Major racing wins

Joliet Stakes (1931)
Hopeful Stakes (1932)
Arlington Futurity (1932, 1934)
Arlington Classic (1933)
Arlington Lassie (1933)
Belmont Futurity Stakes (1933)
Eastern Shore Handicap (1933)
Sanford Stakes (1933)
Travers Stakes (1933)
Queens County Handicap (1934)
Metropolitan Handicap (1934)
Withers Stakes (1934)
Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (1936)

American Classic Race wins:
Preakness Stakes (1934)
Racing awards
United States Champion Jockey by wins (1926)
Leading jockey at Arlington Park (1931)
United States Champion Jockey by earnings (1933)
Significant horses
Ladysman, Singing Wood, Inlander, High Quest

Robert "Bobby" Jones (c. 1913 - March 10, 1938) was an American Champion jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing.

From San Ysidro, California, Bobby Jones was the son of Alfred L. Jones, who was involved in horse racing and who raised Thoroughbreds.

Bobby Jones rode professionally at Wayne Wright, and Mack Garner.

Bobby Jones made three straight appearances in the Kentucky Derby between 1933 and 1935 but finished off the board each time. In 1934 he rode for Isabel Dodge Sloane's Brookmeade Stable and for Liz Whitney. His 1934 successes included a win aboard High Quest in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown series.

Following the building of Santa Anita Racetrack in 1934, Bobby Jones returned to ride in California where he won the 1936 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap. In 1937 he was competing at Tanforan Racetrack in San Bruno, California when he was severely injured in a fall. Although he later returned to racing on a limited basis, Jones never fully recovered and in a weakened condition died of pneumonia on March 10, 1938 at his parents' home in San Ysidro.


  • article on the death of Bobby Jones
  • TIME magazine obituary for Bobby Jones
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