About Robert Landry
Robert Landry was born on September 18, 1962, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His first professional win on Hammy Hubert, on the 21st of June in 1981 in Fort Erie and won his first stakes race at La Salle Park during 1982’s Just Play Stakes also at Fort Erie. He was awarded the Sovereign Award for an outstanding jockey in Canada in 1993 and 1994, and also won the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award in 2003 for the lifetime accomplishment of the jockey.
Even though he only took home the title of a rider at Woodbine only once, in 1994 he’s almost always within the top 10.
Canadian Champion horse jockey from thoroughbred racing Robert Landry has an estimated Net value in the region of four million dollars in 2021. Landry started his career as a teenager and won his first race on the 21st of June 1981 at the Fort Erie Racetrack.
Landry was the top performer in his Woodbine jockey colony with the stakes for 1993 (with 13) as well as 1994 (18) in the year 1996 (18). Landry has not ridden in the Breeders’ Cup and his best wins outside Canada included the 1997 Damascus Handicap at Colonial Downs aboard Whiskey Wisdom, and the ’94 Molly Pitcher at Monmouth on Hey Hazel. He took home the first portion of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Queen’s Plate in 2004 aboard Niigon and the third race which was The Prince of Wales, in 1998 aboard Archer’s Bay. Landry rode five consecutive Canadian champion fillies of 2 years old between 1996-2000: Larkwhistle Primaly, Fantasy Lake, Hello Seattle, and Poetically.
Landry is well-known for keeping meticulous records of every race he competes in, and registering the results in the database. He’s suffered a number of serious injuries during his racing career such as a broken cheekbone back in the year 1981; a fractured lower back as well as ribs, in the year 1984, and broken vertebrae in 1997.
Active in Charity Work:
Landry is an elected board member of The LongRace Thoroughbred Retirement Society for retired racehorses from Canada and has even donated boxes and autographs for Secretariat Day at Woodbine in 2003. He was able to raise 13,000 dollars for charity. Landry donates his time to various charities for children like the Community Association for Riding for the Disabled (C.A.R.D.) as well as the Special Olympics. He is often a volunteer and assistance to different Woodbine campaigns and even appeared as Santa Claus in one of their commercials in 2006.
Landry was the winner of his 1500th professional race on November 15th in 2000. He also scored his first milestone win on July 1st, 2009, riding 12-2-1 Longshot Firetheexecutive during the ninth race of Woodbine with the trainer Steve Attard, who owns the horse along alongside Sheldon Pettle. Landry declared, “I treated it as an ordinary day. It’s nice that I won this. My thinking was, “When it’s there, it’ll be there. I’m glad I was able to win this for Steve. I’ve been a rider for Steve over the years. After this ride is over, we’ll head out and see if we can get more.”