Eddie Arcaro

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Birthday
19, 1916
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 4, 1997 (81)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1916
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 4, 1997 (81)

About

Legendary jockey rode 17 Triple-Crown winners during his 18 year-career, and was the first to win with two different horses - Whirlaway and Citation.

Before Fame

He came in sixth in his first race, and did not win a single one of the 31 races he rode in his first season.

Trivia

He rode five winners in the Kentucky Derby, a record of six in the Preakness Stakes and six Belmont winners.

Family Life

He grew up in a working-class family in Cincinnati, Ohio, his father a taxi driver.

Associated With

Frankie Dettori was another popular horse racing jockey.