| Share

Bill Shoemaker

Born: Aug. 19, 1931

ranks second all-time in career wins with 8,833 (passed by Laffit Pincay Jr. in Dec. 1999); 3-time Eclipse Award winner as jockey (1981) and special award recipient (1976,81); won Belmont 5 times, Kentucky Derby 4 times and Preakness twice; oldest jockey to win Kentucky Derby (age 54, aboard Ferdinand in 1986); retired in 1990 to become trainer; paralyzed in 1991 auto accident but continued to train horses.

Died: Oct. 12, 2003

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patty SheehanR - TEddie Shore

More on Bill Shoemaker from Infoplease:

  • shoemaker: meaning and definitions - shoemaker: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Bill Shoemaker - Bill Shoemaker Age: 72 Hall of Fame jockey who ranks second in all-time in career wins, with 8,833. ...
  • Bill Shoemaker - Shoemaker, Bill Shoemaker, Bill (William Lee Shoemaker), 1931–2003, American jockey, b. ...
  • Pincay, Laffit Alejandro, Jr. - Pincay, Laffit Alejandro, Jr. Pincay, Laffit Alejandro, Jr. , 1946–, Panamanian jockey, b. ...
  • Bill Hartack - Biography of Bill Hartack, A champion jockey who won the Kentucky Derby five times during his career. Hartack won his first Kentucky Derby race riding Iron Liege in 19…

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