Sam Boulmetis Sr., Hall of Fame New Jersey rider, dies at 94

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — The Hall of Fame jockey Sam Boulmetis Sr. has died. His family says he died Sunday at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey. His nearly 20-year riding career started in 1948. Boulmetis won close to 2,800 races and his mounts earned more than $15 million in purses. The earnings were ranked in the top 10 all-time for riders when he retired in 1966. Boulmetis was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1973. After he stopped riding, he became a racing official and steward in New Jersey. Sam Boulmetis was 94 years old.