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1978 - Wins first race aboard Pioneer Patty paid $24.00
1978 – Eclipse Award – Top Apprentice Jockey
1978 – Wins 262 races
1979 – Wins the Kentucky Derby aboard Spectacular Bid
1979 – Wins the Preakness Stakes aboard Spectacular Bid by 5 ½ lengths (just missed a track  record by a fifth of a second)
1979 – Autograph signing session in Baltimore, MD.
1980 – Leading Jockeys at Delaware – finishes 2nd in the 50 day meeting 51 to 50 to Mario Pino
1980 – Wins the Governor’s Cup Handicap aboard Diplomatic Note upset paid $28.80
1980 – Leading Jockeys at Bowie – Final Standings for meeting 3rdMts 85, 1st 20, 2nd 13, 3rd 12.
1981 – Leading Jockeys at Pimlico – Standings for meeting 6thMts 290, 1st 45, 2nd 52,  3rd 37.
1984 – 960th victory from a career of 5,026 rides, Mounts had earned nearly $9,000,000.

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