Jockey Sandy Hawley’s career spanned 31 years from 1968 to his retirement in 1998. He had 31,455 mounts, garnering 6,449 wins and won 18 riding titles at Woodbine Racetrack. In the U.S. he led all jockeys in victories for the years 1970, ’72, ’73 and ’76. In the 1973 season, he became the first jockey to ever win 500 races in one year, breaking Bill Shoemaker’s record. Sandy Hawley had career earnings of over $88.6 million and was one of the most successful jockeys of his generation. He won the Lou Marsh Trophy in 1973 and 1976 as Canada’s top athlete and was decorated that same year with the Order of Canada. In 1986 he was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame He is also a member of the U.S. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Mississauga inducted Sandy into their Sports Hall of Fame in 1993.