Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Horse Racing
Inducted: 1986
Country: United States
Born: September 28, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York

Walter Blum won back-to-back American riding championships in 1963 and 1964. In his distinguished 22-year jockey 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.
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