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Willie Saunders was born on 13 April, 1915 in Calgary, Alberta, is a jockey. Discover Willie Saunders’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 71 years old?

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Age 71 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 13 April 1915
Birthday 13 April
Birthplace Calgary, Alberta
Date of death (1986-07-30)
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Nationality United States

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Willie Saunders Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million – $5 Million
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Living in Hallandale, Florida, five weeks after being diagnosed with cancer of the brain and lungs, he died in a Naples, Florida, hospital on July 30, 1986, at age 71.


On its formation in 1976, Saunders was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.


Saunders retired in 1950 and later served as a racing official at tracks in Florida, Illinois, and New Jersey.

When his riding career ended in 1950, Saunders worked as a trainer before becoming a placing judge at racetracks in Illinois, New Jersey, and Calder Race Course in Florida.


Weight problems interrupted his career, as did the outbreak of World War II when he joined the United States Army and served overseas in the Pacific Theater. During his four years in the military, a bout of malaria, contracted while overseas, resulted in considerable weight loss that allowed him to resume his career in racing once the war ended. In 1948, Saunders rode Bovard to victory in the Louisiana Derby, then rode the colt to a third-place finish in the Preakness Stakes.


On June 29, 1936, he married Pauline Waterbury of Detroit.


During his career, Saunders rode for prominent owners such as Wheatley Stable, Hal Price Headley, and William Woodward. He won the 1934 Rochambeau Handicap at Narragansett Park aboard Woodward’s Belair Stud colt Faireno, who was trained by “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons. Fitzsimmons put Saunders aboard the colt Omaha, and in 1935 they won the U.S. Triple Crown with victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. In 1935, Saunders also won the inaugural edition of the Santa Anita Oaks aboard Dunlin Lady. After his rise to fame as a jockey, he also had a minor role in the comedic film Mr. Celebrity (1941) in which he played himself.


Saunders earned his first win at Tanforan Racetrack in northern California on April 14, 1932. Competing at tracks in southern California, Alberta-born U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey George Woolf tutored Saunders on riding.


William “Willie/Smokey” Saunders (April 13, 1915 – July 30, 1986) was a Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing and one of only ten jockeys to win the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.