Sandy Hawley

Born:             April 16, 1949 (Oshawa, Ontario)
Resides:      Oshawa, Ontario
Height:          5' 2"
Weight:        115 pounds
Family:          wife, Lisa; sons, Bradley and Russell

Lifetime Record:
                      31 years (1968-1998, 2008)
                      31,456 mounts
                      6,450 wins
                      4,825 seconds
                      4,159 thirds
                      $ 88,681,292 in purse winnings

  • started working at the racetrack in 1966, walking "hots"
  • began his riding career in 1968, winning four of 38 starts
  • won first career race aboard Fly Alone on October 14, 1968 at Woodbine Racetrack
  • learned how to ride under the tutelage of Duke Campbell, a trainer that Sandy still credits today as one of his greatest sporting influences
  • was North America's top apprentice in 1969 and in 1970, the continent's leading race-winning jockey with 452 wins
  • tallied another North American title in 1972 with 367 wins
  • became the first rider to ever win 500 races in one year in 1973, closing with 515 wins; earned first Lou Marsh Award as Canada's oustanding athlete in 1973
  • left Woodbine to try the tough Southern California circuit in the winter months in 1972-73
  • thrived there, winning thousands of races and the presigious George Woolf Award in 1976, and is still adored by fans on the west coast
  • that 1976 season was likely Hawley's greatest; in addition to the Woolf Award, he earned an Eclipse as North America's top jockey and awarded a second Lou Marsh Trophy
 
  • received an honour which transcends sport in 1976; given the Order of Canada for oustanding accomplishments by a Canadian citizen
  • captured first Sovereign Award, Canada's most outstanding jockey and then made permanent move to California in the Fall of 1978
  • scored 5,000th win of career aboard the Mighty Massa on June 27, 1986 at Centerbury Downs
  • inducted into Canada's Horse Racing Hall of Fame and awarded Woodbine's Avelino Gomez honour in 1986
  • returned to Woodbine in 1988 and picked up where he left off; earning his second Sovereign Award as Canada's oustanding jockey (1978)
  • earned induction into the National Museum of Thoroughbred Racing's Hall of Fame in 1992
  • won 6,000th race aboard Summer Commander on November 26, 1992 at Greenwood
  • tied for most wins among jockeys in the Queen's Plate with four
  • holds the mark for most wins among jockeys in the Canadian Oaks with eight
  • captured 18 Woodbine riding titles, 13 Fort Erie meets, nine Greenwood championships, nine Ontario title and eight Canadian honours
  • has four North American titles (1970, 1972, 1973 and 1976)
  • currently ranks ninth among jockeys in career wins
  • was an off-ice official in the penalty box at Los Angeles Kings games for several years
  • was diagnosed with skin cancer in 1987 and now has a clean bill of health, but receives a series of vaccine shots once a year in California
  • inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1998
  • final ride: Terremoto, Grade III Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine, July 1, 1998 (finished third)
  • Won Living Legends Race at Santa Anita, on October 18, 2008



Sandy Hawley's Riding Titles (by Year)

1969
Woodbine Autumn

1970
Fort Erie Spring
Woodbine Summer
Fort Erie Summer
Woodbine Autumn
Greenwood Autumn
Ontario
Canada
North America

1971
Greenwood Spring
Fort Erie Spring
Woodbine Summer
Fort Erie Summer
Woodbine Autumn
Greenwood Autumn
Ontario
Canada
1972
Fort Erie Spring
Woodbine Summer
Fort Erie Summer
Woodbine Autumn
Greenwood Autumn
Ontario
Canada
North America

1973
Greenwood Spring
Fort Erie Spring
Woodbine Summer
Fort Erie Summer
Woodbine Autumn
Greenwood Autumn
Ontario
Canada
North America

1974
Fort Erie Spring
Woodbine Summer
Fort Erie Summer
Woodbine Autumn
Ontario
Canada

1975
Fort Erie Summer
Woodbine Autumn

1976
Woodbine Autumn
Greenwood Autumn
North America

1977
Woodbine Autumn


1978
Greenwood Spring
Woodbine Summer
Fort Erie Summer
Woodbine Autumn
Ontario
Canada

1979-1987
Didn't ride in Ontario

1988
Woodbine
Ontario
Canada

1989
Woodbine

1990
Woodbine
Ontario


Sandy Hawley's Riding Titles (by Meet)

 Woodbine (19)
1969 Autumn
1970 Summer
1970 Autumn
1971 Summer
1971 Autumn
1972 Summer
1972 Autumn
1973 Summer
1973 Autumn
1974 Summer
1975 Autumn
1976 Autumn
1977 Autumn
1978 Summer
1978 Autumn
1988
1989
1990

 Fort Erie (13)
1969 Summer
1970 Spring
1970 Summer
1971 Spring
1971 Summer
1972 Spring
1972 Summer
1973 Spring
1973 Summer
1974 Spring
1974 Summer
1975 Summer
1978 Summer

Greenwood (9)
1969 Autumn
1970 Autumn
1971 Spring

1971 Autumn
1972 Autumn
1973 Spring
1973 Autumn
1976 Autumn
1978 Spring

Ontario (9)
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1978
1988
1990

 

 Canada (8)
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1978
1988

North America (4)
1970
1972
1973
1976


*Didn't ride in Ontario
from 1979 to 1987


Most Significant Wins

Top Woodbine Stakes Wins
Top American Stakes Wins
 
Canadian Oaks (8)
1970   South Ocean
1971   Lauries Dancer
1972   Happy Victory
1973   Square Angel
1974   Trudie Tudor
1979   Kamar
1988   Tilt My Halo
1990   Tiffany's Secret

Queen's Plate (4)
1970   Almoner
1971   Kennedy Road
1975   L'Enjoleur
1988   Regal Embrace

Prince of Wales Stakes (4)
1970   Almoner
1971   Tara Road
1975   L'Enjoleur
1988   Regal Classic

Breeders' Stakes (4)
1972   Nice Dancer
1976   Tiny Tinker
1979   Bridle Path
1988   King's Deputy

Canadian International (2)
1976   Youth
1979   Golden Act
Arlington
1979   Secretariat - Golden Act

Belmont
1977   Man o'War - Majestic Light

Delmar
1976   Ramona - Vagabonda

Hollywood Park
1976   Californian - Ancient Title
1977   Vanity - Cascapedia
1979   Hollywood Oaks - Prize Spot
1979   Hollywood Turf Handicap
            - Johnny's Image
1981   Californian - Eleven Stitches
1981   Hollywood Gold Cup
            - Eleven Stitches
1983   Hollywood Futurity - Fali Time
1985   Matriarch - Fact Finder










 Keeneland
1986   Spinster - Top Corsage
1987   Ashland - Chic Shirine

Laurel
1975   Budweiser International
            - Nobiliary
1976   Budweiser International
            - Youth

Santa Anita Park
1975   Santa Ana - Move Abroad
1976   San Juan Capistrano
            - One on the Aisle
1977   Strub - Kirby Lane
1983   Norfolk - Fali Time
1983   Santa Margarita - Marimbula
1992 - San Marino - Provins

Saratoga
1971   Alabama - Lauries Dancer
1975   Whitney - Ancient Title