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Woodbine mourns the passing of Irwin Driedger

May 21, 2023

TORONTO, May 21, 2023 – Woodbine is saddened to learn of the passing of Irwin Driedger. Driedger was an outstanding jockey who transitioned in his post-riding days to have a continued impact on the sport. In addition to his accolades on the track and tremendous work with the Jockey’s Benefit Association of Canada, Driedger shared his expertise with Woodbine as the Director of Racing Surfaces for over a decade. Named to the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame class of 2023, Driedger will be remembered fondly by Woodbine and the entire racing community across Canada.

Jockey Irwin Driedger and Astral Moon in 1982
Jockey Irwin Driedger and Astral Moon in 1982
Woodbine jockeys join Irwin Driedger’s family and friends in a moment of silence on May 21, 2023 (Michael Burns Photo)
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