Keyword: Bill Shoemaker

  • TCA Honor Guest: Chris McCarron

    Chris McCarron calls for a national uniform medication policy as the Honor Guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America's testimonial dinner Sept. 25 at Keeneland.

  • Epsom Follies

    Steve Haskin recalls his adventures while attending his first Epsom Derby on June 7, 1976, and the 1978 edition of the race, won by Shirley Heights.

  • The 1987 Breeders' Cup was a battle of Kentucky Derby winners, with 1986 Derby winner Ferdinand prevailing by a nose over 1987 winner Alysheba.

    Legends: Whittingham's Derby Winner Ferdinand

    The 1986 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) win was the first for legendary trainer Charlie Whittingham, who believed in only bringing a horse to the race if he believed it was completely justified. Ferdinand rewarded that belief with a 2 1/4 length victory.

  • The Wisdom of Shoe

    What makes a great racehorse? Legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker boils it down for Cot Campbell in the saddling paddock at Hollywood Park.

  • Alysheba (right) defeated Ferdinand by 1/2 length in the 1988 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Big 'Cap Seems Like Olden Days

    The Santa Anita Handicap became the West Coast's most prestigious racing event by consistently bringing out the best people and horses. The race's history has been dotted with gritty campaigners who just don't give up.

  • 30 Years in 30 Days: Oldest, Youngest Jockeys

    While his riding career was winding down by the time the Breeders' Cup launched in 1984, jockey Bill Shoemaker still managed to stamp the event when he delivered a perfectly timed ride aboard Ferdinand in the 1987 Classic.

  • Mike Smith

    Mike Smith Wins Bill Shoemaker Award

    Powered by victories on Royal Delta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) and Mizdirection in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith has won the Bill Shoemaker Award.

  • Santa Anita to Unveil McCarron Sculpture

    Jockey Chris McCarron will take his place among three other legendary riders at Santa Anita when a bust of his likeness is unveiled Saturday.

  • Pincay Says Baze Worthy of Record Book

    Laffit Pincay Jr., the all-time leader in victories by a jockey, discounts complaints from some that fellow Hall of Fame rider Russell Baze is undeserving of the record if he breaks it because Baze mostly competes on the Northern California circuit.

  • Winning Counts

    <i>By Dan Arrigo</i> -- When I became involved in Thoroughbred racing in the 1950s, it was a sport of numbers. Now, it seems to be more of a business of numbers than a sport, but most racing fans still spend more time looking at the figures on a tote board--or on TVG--than they do admiring colorful silks or counting horse's legs in the post parade.

  • Shoemaker Award to Recognize Outstanding Performance

    One jockey will be honored for overall outstanding performance in this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships and subsequent editions of the event with the Bill Shoemaker Award, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 21.

  • Shoemaker Tributes

    Bill Shoemaker will be honored with a memorial service next Tuesday at Santa Anita. Beyond obituaries, here are some writers' thoughts on his life and work.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Shoeless

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Shoemaker served as a spiritual leader and confidant to a new generation of riders.

  • A memorial wreath was placed next to the bust of Bill Shoemaker in the paddock area of Santa Anita.

    Shoemaker Memorial Set for Tuesday at Santa Anita

    A memorial for legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker will be held at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday, October 21, at 4 p.m. The Shoemaker family has invited the public to attend this tribute to the Hall of Fame rider who passed away Sunday morning at his home in nearby San Marino. He was 72 years old.

  • A floral wreath is placed beside a bust of Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker at Santa Anita Park.

    Racing Figures Remember Shoemaker

    Racing mourned the passing of legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker, who died in his sleep Sunday morning at his home in San Marino, Calif., at the age of 72.

  • Laffit Pincay Jr: 56 Going On 10,000

    Laffit Pincay Jr. celebrates his 56th birthday Sunday. With 9,479 victories, more than any rider in history, he has his sights set on a once-unthinkable number goal – 10,000.

  • Russell Baze Notches Victory Number 8,000

    Jockey Russell Baze became the fourth jockey to ride at least 8,000 winners when he piloted Ourwhistlebritches to victory in the seventh race at Bay Meadows Saturday.

  • Day Poised to Top McCarron's Earnings Mark

    Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day enters Thursday's action just $131,031 behind the recently retired Chris McCarron on horse racing's list of all-time leading jockeys by purse earnings.

  • Laffit Pincay Jr., first two-time winner of the Big Sport of Turfdom award.

    Pincay Receives Second Big Sport of Turfdom Award

    Laffit Pincay, racing's all-time winningest rider, set another record on Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans, La., when he became the first two-time winner of the Big Sport of Turfdom award presented annually by the Turf Publicists of America.