Jackie Davis is not an accidental tourist in the jockey’s business.
She is a native of Saratoga Springs, NY. Her father is Robbie Davis who was a successful jockey with a long 20+ year career in horse racing from 1981 to 2002. He had over 3,000 wins and consistently ranked among the top 10 riders in New York. Jackie’s younger sister Katie and brother Dylan are also jockeys.
When I first saw the races at the Suffolk Downs in 2010, Jackie was a young and promising jockey that stood out from the others with her fresh and fearless rides on the track. There were not much experience and wisdom yet but a lot of passion, energy and willingness to gain experience and apply what she learned from family business and jockey school.
Today, Jackie Davis is an experienced and skillful jockey. Experience comes with impressive wins and top 3 places. For sure, Jacqueline Davis is one of the crowd’s favorite personalities that is exciting to watch on any race she’s in.