Alydar

March 23, 2016 0

Alydar is the best horse in the history of thoroughbred racing never to have won a championship. Alydar was born at Calumet Farm—producer of eleven…

Bill Shoemaker

February 3, 2016 0

For 29 years, William Lee Shoemaker held the world record for total professional jockey victories. Born in Fabens, Texas—a border town near El Paso—August 19,…

Kent Desormeaux

December 31, 2015 0

Kent Jason Desormeaux won more races in the 1989 season than any jockey in history. Born in Maurice, Louisiana—a town with 476 residents about 150…

Eddie Arcaro

November 12, 2015 0

George Edward Arcaro is the greatest jockey in the history of American thoroughbred horse racing. Born on February 19, 1916 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Arcaro weighed…

Ron Turcotte

July 22, 2015 1

Happy 74th birthday to the man who rode the greatest racehorse of all time to a Triple Crown. Ronald Joseph Morel Turcotte was born in…