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Alfred Robertson

Alfred Robertson
Induction Year: 
1971
Career Years: 
1927-1943
Number of Mounts: 
11,207
Number of Winners: 
1,856
Winning Percentage: 
16.60%

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Bio

    Robertson grew up in a family with an interest in Thoroughbreds. His first contract employer was his father, owner-trainer Ross Robertson. Alfred rode 58 winners his first year and doubled that number the next.

 

    Robertson's racing success in Havana in 1928 drew the interest of the Whitney family, and he rode for them for the next six years. He also rode for Milky Way Farm and Brookmeade Stable. Among Robertson's best mounts were Top Flight and Whirlaway. He rode Top Flight to win the 1931 Arlington Lassie and Whirlaway to win the Travers, American Derby, and Lawrence Realization.

    On two occasions Robertson had six winners in a single day, once in Havana and later at Jamaica. In 1942 he was named best rider by the New York Turf Writers' Association.

 

    Alfred Robertson was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1971.

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