New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Manuel Ycaza

Manuel Ycaza (Horse racing.  Born, Panama City, Panama, Feb. 1, 1938.)  Coming to New York at age 16 in 1954, C. Manuel Ycaza was destined to become one of the best thoroughbred riders of his generation.  He was also one of the first of the great Panamanian jockeys to become successful in New York.  Ycaza […]

Ron Turcotte

Ron Turcotte (Horse racing.  Born: Grand Falls, New Brunswick, July 22, 1941.)  A brilliant 18-year career as one of the finest jockeys in New York history was not dimmed in its luster by the tragic accident that ended the riding career of Ron Turcotte.  During the mid-1970s especially, Turcotte was at the top of his game, […]

Chris McCarron

Chris McCarron (Racing. Born, Dorchester, MA, Mar. 27, 1955.) After beginning his career in the East, Christopher McCarron based himself in California in 1978, but continued to come East for major races. McCarron was racing’s career purse earnings leader, reaching $100 million in 1988 at age 33 (the youngest to reach that figure). He was […]

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