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  • Kentucky Derby cover of the May 11, 1957 issue of The Blood-Horse

    BH 100: The 1957 Kentucky Derby

    The 83rd running of the Kentucky Derby, however, is itself, a subplot in a much larger story, one that was revealed in the research for this BH 100 moment.

  • Kelso, with Bill Hartack in the saddle after winning the Choice Stakes at Monmouth Park on August 3, 1960. Photo by Jim Raftery/Turfotos

    Bill Hartack: A Kentucky Derby Master

    Standing together in the annals of Derby history are the two jockeys who have won five editions of the Derby each: Eddie Arcaro and the legendary Bill Hartack.

  • Swaps

    Daughters Keep Swaps' Line Alive

    With no suitable male heir, Swaps has faded from the breeding headlines, but his daughters left a more important legacy.

  • Hall of Fame jockey Bill Hartack.

    Hall of Famer Bill Hartack Dead

    Bill Hartack, a Hall of Famer who rode five Kentucky Derby winners, was found dead Nov. 26 in a cabin near Freer, Texas.

  • On This Day...

    Feb. 16, 1957<br><b>A Special Day at Hialeah</b>