Sandy Hawley's career as a jockey spanned 31 years from 1968 to his retirement on July 1, 1998. He had 31,455 mounts, garnering 6,449 wins and won 18 riding titles at Woodbine. He was voted the 1986 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award and that same year was inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1992 and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. He was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. The Sandy Hawley Award is handed out every year by the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame to an individual who best exemplifies a dedication to the community.
He currently is a Public Relations Ambassador for Woodbine Entertainment Group, and resides in Oshawa, Ontario with his wife Lisa, and sons, Bradley and Russell. He has worked as an analyst for The Score and CKXT-TV's horse racing coverage. Desmond Sanford "Sandy" Hawley, (born April 16, 1949 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Hall of Fame jockey.