Fitzsimmons, Jimmy – 1980

Fitzsimmons, Jimmy – 1980

Jimmy Fitzsimmons

Jockey Athlete, Calgary

Inducted in 1980


Jimmy Fitzsimmons rode to his first thoroughbred racing victory in 1951. By 1957, he was Western Canada's leading jockey. From 1962 to 1964, he was Canada's leading stakes winner and second leading money winner. Jimmy Fitzsimmons won the Queen's Plate in both 1962 and 1967. He rode many of Canada's greatest thoroughbreds including Northern Dancer.