2024 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Inductee – Chris McGregor

May 21, 2024 – RED DEER, AB – Chris McGregor is being inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame for his numerous achievements and contributions to the world of horse racing. McGregor’s journey in horse racing began at the age of 16 and lasted an impressive three decades until his retirement in 2006.  

Widely regarded as a notable figure in the horse racing world, McGregor’s legacy is defined by his impressive track record. Competing in nearly 14,000 races between 1979 and 2006, he emerged victorious in an impressive 2,248 races. One of the highlights of his career came in 2000 when he won the Canadian Derby riding Scotman, showcasing an outstanding 46% winning rate.  

McGregor’s skill and success were further highlighted by numerous other achievements. These include being named Jockey of the Year in Saskatchewan in 1987 and receiving the title of Outstanding Jockey of the Year in 1988. His dominance extended beyond individual accolades to regional recognition, exemplified by his receipt of the Lou Davis Memorial Trophy for the top jockey in Alberta in 1990, where he secured an impressive 229 wins, along with the esteemed Joe Perlove Award for the most wins.  

About Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony will take place on May 24 at the Red Deer Polytechnic Cenovus Energy Common. The event will start at 5:30pm and tickets are available at albertasportshall.ca.


Media contact:
Tracey Kinsella
Executive Director, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame
(403) 341-8614
[email protected]

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