Willie Shoemaker

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Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Fabens, TX
Death Date
Oct 12, 2003 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1931
Birthplace
Fabens, TX
Death Date
Oct 12, 2003 (72)

About

Horse jockey who won 8,833 horse races in his 40-year career.

Before Fame

He was placed in a shoebox and the shoebox was placed in the oven when he was a baby to keep him alive.

Trivia

He was honored by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1958.

Family Life

He was married three times.

Associated With

Andy Warhol painted pictures of him.