DEXTER, N.M. (KRQE) – Everyone who passes through Dexter, New Mexico will now know it’s home to famous jockey Mike Smith.
A sign now sits right outside city limits honoring Smith who is a Triple Crown winner and Dexter’s favorite son. Smith began breaking horses when he was just eight-years-old. He began racing at the age of 11 and in ninth grade left high school to become a professional jockey.
Smith has won countless races but in 2018 really made a name for himself while riding Justify, winning the Triple Crown.