Lenny Goodman

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DiedSeptember 24, 1996
CitizenshipUnited States of America
OccupationJockey's agent

Lenny Goodman (died September 24, 1996 Rockville Centre, New York) was a jockey's agent notable for having “served as coach, tutor and surrogate father for the teen-aged jockey Steve Cauthen”.[1][2][3] He has been described as the “William Morris of jockey agents”[4] and a “nonpareil agent.”[5]

Goodman was also the agent for John Rotz, Bobby Ussery, Bill Hartack, Braulio Baeza[1] and Robbie Davis.[6] Baeza referred to him as “"Double-07' because Goodman is an astute handicapper who rarely puts the jockey on the wrong horse. "I owe a lot to him," Braulio said.”[7]

During World War II, he was a welder in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.[7]

A resident of Woodmere, New York, Goodman died at the age of 76 after several years of poor health after a stroke in 1993.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Lenny Goodman, Jockey's Agent, 76". The New York Times. September 26, 1996. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  2. Sugano, Frank (November 15, 1979). "He's still 'Stevie Wonder' in Japan". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  3. Strine, Gerald (December 21, 1977). "Steve Cauthen". The Washington Post. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  4. Katz, Michael (January 19, 1977). "Agent's Know how a Key In Cauthen's Successes". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  5. Joseph, Dave (July 26, 1987). "CALDER IS PLACE FOR RE-WARD JOCKEY HOPING FOR RETURN TO PAST". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  6. Christine, Bill (March 15, 1989). "A TRAGIC RIDE : Robbie Davis Is Learning to Cope With Memory of Fellow Jockey's Fatal Spill". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 DeFichy, Lou (January 1967). "BRAULIO, THE FAMILY MAN". The Horseman’s Journal. Retrieved 21 June 2020.

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