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Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

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Avelino Gomez Memorial Award

The Avelino Gomez Memorial Award is a Canadian thoroughbred horse racing honour given annually to a jockey who is Canadian-born, Canadian-raised, or a regular in the country for more than five years, who has made significant contributions to the sport. The honour is named for the late Cuban-born Canadian and American Hall of Fame jockey Avelino Gomez who died in 1980 of complications from injuries sustained in a racing accident.

Avelino Gomez Memorial Award honourees receive a replica of the life-size statue of Gomez sculpted by Siggy Puchta that stands at Woodbine Racetrack.

In 2004, Francine Villeneuve became the first female recipient of the award.

Award winners


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External links

  • The 2008 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award at Fort Erie Racetrack
  • The 2009 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award at The
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