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Angel Cordero, Jr.

Angel Cordero, Jr. (Horse racing.  Born, Santurce, Puerto Rico, May 8, 1942.)  Beginning his career in 1962, Angel Cordero, Jr., became one of the winningest jockeys in history.  By 1990, his purse winnings had surpassed the $150 million mark aboard more than 6,700 winners.  He finished his career aboard 7,057 winners.  Cordero was the leading […]

Steve Brooks

Steve Brooks (Racing.  Born, McCook, NE, Aug. 12, 1921; died, Louisville, KY, Sept. 23, 1979.)  While he never rode a winner in the Belmont Stakes, Steve Brooks was a highly regarded jockey.  Brooks won 4,451 races and purses worth $18,239,817 in a 34-year career that ended with his retirement in 1975.  His best mount was Ponder, […]

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