Who is Mümin Çılgın?
He was born 1935 in Tekirdağ. In 1953, he left his hometown to go to Istanbul. However, he entered horse jockeying in Izmir by the William Giraud stable, where he became apprentice to trainer Sedat Evliyazade.
Mümin Çılgın won his first race on May 5, 1956 with the racehorse "Dilamiye" owned by the then prime minister Adnan Menderes. After winning ten races in the same year, he was promoted from apprentice jockey to fully fledged jockey in accordance with the regulations effective at the time.
In addition, Çılgın won in the years 1957, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1975 and 1976 eight times the President's Race, country's second most prestigious horse racing event held at the Ankara 75th Anniversary Race Course.
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