| Share

Angel Tomás Cordero, Jr.

Cordero, Angel Tomás, Jr. (tōmäsˈ änhĕlˈ kôrdĕrˈō) [key], 1942–, Puerto Rican jockey, b. Santurce. When he retired in 1992 he had won 7,057 races in 22 years. From 1977 to 1990 his mounts won over $5 million each year, a record. In 1976 he won the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont on Bold Forbes. He also won the Derby in 1974 (Cannonade) and 1985 (Spend a Buck), and the Preakness in 1980 (Codex) and 1984 (Gate Dancer). On retirement he returned to San Juan, trained horses, rode again briefly in 1995, and became a jockeys' agent.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Sports: Biographies

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring