Sport: Horse Racing Inducted: 1986 Country: United States Born: September 28, 1934
in Brooklyn, New York
Blum won back-to-back American riding championships in 1963
and 1964. In his distinguished
career, he rode 4,382 winners. His
1,704 mounts in 1963 (including 360
firsts) were the second highest ever ridden
in a single season.
In 1964, Blum was presented the
George Woolf Award, an honor given
to the jockey whose career has best reflected
credit to his profession. In 1974,
his 4,000th winning mount made Blum
only the sixth U.S. jockey ever to
achieve that level.
Blum, who rode his last mount in
1975, was elected to the National Horse
Racing Hall of Fame in 1987.