1934-10-25, Joseph Mercer was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
1985 NOV., he retired as a jockey, farewell to UK flat racing.
Then worked as agent for jockey Brent Thomson and Tony McGlone.
1987, as racing manager for Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Gainsborough racing operation.
2006 JAN, retired from his racing career.
With his Smoking Gun
BRIGADIER GERARD, BUSTINO, HIGHCLERE, KRIS, Le MOSS
- (1976) WINGTAKE, MANNIX, ALL PRIME
- (1977) GAY WARRIOR, GAY PEGASUS, BLESS EM ALL, THE FORESTER, FAFA, WELCOME LUCK
- (1982) FOOTBALL
- (1983) JACKPORT, MINI SUCCESS
MAJOR RACING WINS, HONORS AND AWARDS
British Classic Race wins:
Major racing wins
- (1953) Epsom Oaks
- (1965, 1974, 1980, 1981) St. Leger Stakes
- (1971) 2,000 Guineas Stakes
- (1974, 1979) 1,000 Guineas Stakes
Irish Classic Race wins:
French Classic Race wins:
- (1974) Prix de Diane
- (1952, 1953) British flat racing Champion Apprentice
- (1979) British flat racing Champion Jockey
Joe Mercer‘s nickname is ‘Smokin’ Joe’.
He rode a total of 2,810 winners in Britain.
1985 in Doncaster, Manchester November Handicap, BOLD REX was his final big victory.
His niece Carolyn is married to Pat Eddery.