Retired jockey-turned-trainer Larry Attard has been announced as the newest member of the Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame. Attard will be inducted in a ceremony with three others at the 27th annual Mississauga Sports Dinner on June 7, 2001 at the Capitol Banquet Centre.
During his career, Attard won 2,366 races from 19,124 mounts for purse earnings of more than $34.2 million. He won the Woodbine riding title three times (1983-Summer, 1986, 1987) and th Greenwood meet seven times (1982-Fall, 1983-Spring, 1986-Fall, 1987-Spring, 1988-Spring, 1989-Spring, 1989-Fall).
His career highlight came in 1983, when he guided Bompago to a victory in the Queen's Plate.
Attard also snared two Sovereign Awards as Canada's top jockey in 1983 and 1986.
He now owns and trains a small string of horses at Woodbine after 25 years of race-riding, retiring in 1997.