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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, […]

August Belmont, IV

August Belmont, IV (Dog show.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 30, 1908; died, Easton, MD, July 10, 1995.)  August Belmont, IV, was accomplished with both canines and equines.  During his lengthy career in dog competition, Belmont ran many fine dogs in field trials, served as an executive of the American Kennel Club and the National Retriever […]

Laz Barrera

Laz Barrera (Horse racing.  Born, Havana, Cuba, May 8, 1924; died, Downey, CA, Apr. 25, 1991.)  Lazaro Sosa Barrera was one of the outstanding thoroughbred trainers in the nation during a 50-year career that started at age 16 in his native Cuba.  He then transferred his base to Mexico and subsequently to the U.S.  Barrera […]

Braulio Baeza

Braulio Baeza (Horse racing.  Born, Panama City, Panama, Mar. 26, 1940.)  During his long career as one of New York’s (and America’s) most successful thoroughbred jockeys, Braulio Baeza accomplished almost everything possible for a jockey to achieve.  At age 21, Baeza rode the first of his three Belmont Stakes winners.  He was the nation’s leading […]

Eddie Arcaro

Eddie Arcaro (Horse racing. Born, Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 19, 1916; died, Miami, FL, Nov. 14, 1997.)  Although his full name was George Edward Arcaro, the man never used that handle and became known the world over simply as Eddie Arcaro.  Also, simply, he was one of the greatest jockeys in the history of thoroughbred racing.  […]

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