Post Parade Q &A with Robbie King
Born in Ottawa, Robbie King recorded his first riding win on Nov. 6, 1982, before joining the training ranks in the 1990s. He returned to ride in 2005, hanging up his tack in 2008 to take on the reins of his current role with the Jockeys’ Benefit Association of Canada (JBAC). His accomplishments include back-toback Sovereign Awards as Canada’s top apprentice rider in 1983-84, and four consecutive Ontario meet titles (1983 Woodbine Autumn, 1983 Greenwood Autumn, 1984 Greenwood Spring and 1984 Woodbine Summer). He was also the recipient of the 2009 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. King notched 1,349 wins over his riding career. One of his most notable triumphs came when he partnered Don’t Trust Me to an upset score over Canada’s 1992 Horse of the Year, Benburb, in the 1993 Fair Play Breeders’ Cup. He sent out 29 winners as a trainer, three of which were in stakes races. What…
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