2012 Inductee – Rogers, Chris (Horse Racing Athlete)

  • Born in Hamilton Oct. 6, 1924. Died Oct. 29, 1976
  • Inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1977
  • Won his first race at Fort Erie Race Track in 1941
  • Won 2,043 races in a 35-year career including numerous important graded stakes races in Canada and was considered one of the most complete riders of his time
  • Won the country’s most prestigious race, the King’s Plate, twice, aboard Epic in 1949, and McGill in 1950. His third Plate (Queen’s Plate) victory was aboard Collisteo in 1954
  • In 1958 Rogers guided long shot Lincoln Road to victory in the Jersey Derby and to second place finishes in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes behind the future US Hall of Fame colt, Tim Tam
  • In 1977,The Jockey Club of Canada awarded Rogers a Sovereign Award of Merit
  • In 1988, his son, Robert, accepted the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award on behalf of his late father. The award honours a jockey’s contribution to Canadian racing
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