Mike Smith is one of the most successful jockeys of all time and is consistently a mainstay during Triple Crown season at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. Smith has received the ESPY Award for Top U.S. Jockey, the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey twice, the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, and the Big Sport of Turfdom Award twice and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2003.
Smith won the 2018 Kentucky Derby aboard pre-race favorite Justify. It was the second Kentucky Derby win of Smith’s career. He went on to win the 2018 Preakness and 2018 Belmont Stakes to complete only the 13th American Triple Crown in history.
How much is Mike Smith worth in 2018?
Mike Smith Net Worth 2019: $10 million
Smith has a net worth of $10 million, according to online reports. Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Smith is the second leading jockey all-time in earnings with over $306 million. Throughout his career, Smith, who won the Kentucky Derby in 2005, has the 26 Breeders’ Cup wins which are the most of any jockey in history.
About Mike Smith
Mike Smith was born August 10, 1965, in Roswell, New Mexico. The 52-year-old began riding races in his home state at age 11, before receiving a jockey’s license at age 16.
Among the American Classics that Smith has won throughout his career are the Kentucky Derby, Preakness States, Belmont Stakes (two times), and Kentucky Oaks (two times). He also has 26 Breeders’ Cup wins, the most of any jockey in history. He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2003.
Smith became the 14th winner of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award in 2017 which is awarded to the Hall of Fame jockey “with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination, and distinction.”
Hall of Fame Jockey Mike E. Smith made his first career trip to Sam Houston Race Park for the January 27th Houston Racing Festival.