Hall of Fame jockey who amassed over 7,000 victories including all three of the American Classic Races.
He grew up near horse racing, as his father and uncles were trainers.
He was the first Puerto Rican jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Had five children with his wife Marjorie Clayton Cordero.
Willie Shoemaker is one of the few jockeys with more Kentucky Derby victories.