Calder Race Course Hall of Fame member, finished second in the Kentucky Derby three times over a four year period.
His first major victory occurred in 1986 when he won the Preakness Stakes in Maryland.
In 2009, he was featured on a reality show on Animal Planet that was called Jockeys.
He married Sheila, the daughter of a trainer, the couple had four children together.
He came close to winning the Kentucky Derby multiple times, but could not place in first like the great Angel Cordero Jr.