Mike Abadir is an NFL Sports Agent and has been representing athletes over the last ten years. In addition, he also hosts a sports radio talk show on Thursday mornings. Originally from Northern California, Mike graduated from U.C. San Diego and later received his law degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He is certified as a player-agent by the NFLPA, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
A lifelong fan of horse racing, this will be Mike’s fourth year serving on the STMF Board.
9,530 career victories
Belmont Stakes (1982, 1983, 1984)
Kentucky Derby (1984)
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (1985, 1986, 1988)
Breeders’ Cup Classic (1986)
Breeders’ Cup Distaff (1989, 1990)
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (1993)
United States Champion Jockey by earnings
(1970-1974, 1979, 1985)
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (1970)
United States Champion Jockey by wins (1971)
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame(1975)
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey
(1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1985)
Eclipse Special Award (1999)
Big Sport of Turfdom Award (2000)
Eddie Garcia has been a jockey for the past 30 years. During his remarkable career, Eddie has ridden in more than 18,500 races. He is best known for winning more races at Los Alamitos race track in California than any other jockey in the track’s history. It is common knowledge that no other jockey has even a remote chance of beating this historic record.
Eddie’s pledge to the Foundation is to support all events and to reach out to disabled jockeys who could benefit from our support. Eddie’s determination and energy as a jockey and now as a board member will make a positive difference. Sam would be proud to know that Eddie serves on the board that carries his name.