Dave Gall

A Winner of 7,396 Races, Jockey Dave Gall Passes

The fifth-leading rider of all time in wins, David Gall passed away Sunday at the age of 79. The news was confirmed by his former agent, Mark Cooper. Riding primarily at Fairmount Park (now known as Fanduel Sportsbook & Horse Racing) and now-defunct Cahokia Downs, two lower-level Illinois tracks that serve the St. Louis area, Gall rode for 43 years and piled up 7,369 wins, more than Hall of Famers like Chris McCarron, Angel Cordero Jr. and Jorge Velasquez. Yet, because he never ventured to the major tracks, Gall's accomplishments...

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