Pesi Shroff (b 1965) is a former Indian champion jockey. Shroff has ridden over 1740 winning horses including 106 classic horse races. He began his career as a 16-year old, when he was licensed to ride by the Royal Western India Turf Club in Mumbai in the 1981 season. He won his first race on My Squaw and then won several other horses, riding alongside several leading jockeys such as Vasant Shinde, Aslam Kader, Robin Corner,Malesh Narredu and Appu, both in the Indian race circuit and the international circuit.
Shroff has had a long association with Indian liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, having been a retainer for him for several years. Apart from Mallya, he has also been the retainer for M.A.M. Ramaswamy, Deepak Khaitan, and Khusro Dhunhjiboy.
Till date, he is the only jockey to have piloted eight Derby winners at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai and has ridden a classic winner each of the five major racing centres India.
On 31 October 2004 he retired from the profession. Shroff is married to childhood sweetheart Teena and have two children. He likes to play golf and is a cricket fan.
Today, Pesi is a successful trainer in the Indian Racing circuit. He recently trained a wonder filly Jacqueline to victory in the Indian Derby 2010.
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