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William "Willie" Molter
Birth: Jun. 2, 1910
Fredericksburg
Gillespie County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 2, 1960
Burlingame
San Mateo County
California, USA

Hall of Fame Jockey and Trainer. Molter began his career in horse racing as a jockey at racetracks in Mexico. He eventually made his way to Canada where he made his name by riding five winners in one day in 1935 during what is now known as the Canadian Derby. Later that year he turned to training horses, making his way to the modern new racetracks being built in California. He was the United States Champion Thoroughbred Trainer by wins four straight years between 1946 and 1949 and and led all American trainers in earnings four times, winning the title in 1954, 1956, 1958, and 1959. He won a total of 2,158 races in his career, including 179 stakes races and had career earnings of $11.9 millon. His best horse was 1958 Horse of the Year, Round Table, who won 43 of his 66 starts, including 27 stakes wins. Molter died of a massive cerebral stroke and later that year was inducted into the United States' National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. (bio by: KeithD) 
 
Burial:
Live Oak Memorial Park
Monrovia
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: In a shared crypt with Johnny Longden
 
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Originally Created by: KeithD
Record added: Mar 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86077630
William Willie Molter
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William Willie Molter
Added by: KeithD
 
William Willie Molter
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