Bill Passmore

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This native of Middletown hung up his tack at the age of 51 after a riding career that included 29,000 races and more than 3,500 winners, starting with his first mount, “Minneapolis”, at Jamaica,
New York. In 1980, Passmore rode 252 winners, which ranked him 9th in the U.S., and earned $2.3 million. The following year, he became the 32nd jockey in U.S. history to win 3,000 races. In 1976, at
Bowie, he rode eight straight winners over a two-day period – the second best streak in U.S. history. Passmore rode frequently at Delaware Park, often on horses from Bayard Sharp’s stable. King
Leatherbury, one of the country’s better know trainers, dubbed Passmore “Mr. Consistency” for his ability to finish in the money. He moved to Annapolis, Maryland, working as a steward at Maryland



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