Arcaro, George Edward

▪ 1998

      American jockey (b. Feb. 19, 1916, Cincinnati, Ohio—d. Nov. 14, 1997, Miami, Fla.), was one of the greatest riders in the history of thoroughbred horse racing and the only jockey ever to win the Triple Crown twice, riding Whirlaway to victory in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes in 1941 and repeating the feat in 1948 on Citation. Known as "the Master," Arcaro chalked up 4,779 wins and more than $30 million in earnings during a 31-year career. He began exercising horses at the Latonia Race Course in northern Kentucky after dropping out of school at the age of 13, and he rode in his first race in 1931. Although his first win did not come until a year later, Arcaro soon rose to become one of the most illustrious jockeys of all time, and his mounts were some of the most famous race horses of the mid-20th century. His record-breaking achievements include winning both the Preakness and Belmont Stakes six times—more than any other jockey—and the Kentucky Derby five times, a record he shared with Bill Hartack. He also captured the Jockey Club Gold Cup 10 times. Arcaro's fierce and competitive nature got him into trouble in 1942 when interference with another jockey during a race caused him to be suspended for a year. He returned to the sport a more mature and well-tempered athlete, however, and resumed his spectacular career in the saddle. Arcaro was a founding member and president (1949-61) of the Jockeys' Guild, an organization devoted to the welfare of jockeys. He was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 1958. After his retirement in 1961, he worked as a racing analyst for network television and spent his free time perfecting his golf game.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Arcaro,George Edward — Ar·car·o (är kârʹō), George Edward. Known as “Eddie.” 1916 1997. American jockey who rode to victory in the Kentucky Derby five times and swept the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes) twice. * * * …   Universalium

  • Arcaro, Eddie — orig. George Edward Arcaro born Feb. 19, 1916, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 14, 1997, Miami, Fla. U.S. jockey. He became the first jockey to ride five Kentucky Derby winners (1938, 1941, 1945, 1948, 1952) and the first to ride two Triple… …   Universalium

  • Edward — /ed weuhrd/, n. 1. Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall ( The Black Prince ), 1330 76, English military leader (son of Edward III). 2. Lake, a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a source of the Nile.… …   Universalium

  • George — /jawrj/, n. 1. a figure of St. George killing the dragon, esp. one forming part of the insignia of the Order of the Garter. 2. Brit. Slang. any coin bearing the image of St. George. 3. a word formerly used in communications to represent the… …   Universalium

  • Eddie Arcaro — George Edward Arcaro, conocido como Eddie Arcaro (n. Cincinnati, Ohio; 19 de febrero de 1916 f. Miami, Florida; 14 de noviembre de 1997) fue un jockey profesional estadounidense. Se convirtió en el primer jockey en jinetear cinco caballos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Eddie Arcaro — Horseracing personalities infobox name = Eddie Arcaro caption = occupation = Jockey birthplace = Cincinnati, Ohio, United States birth date = February 19, 1916 death date = November 4, 1997 career wins = 4,779 race = Jockey Club Gold Cup (10)… …   Wikipedia

  • Equestrian Sports — ▪ 2009 Introduction Thoroughbred Racing. United States.       A seemingly invincible three year old colt named Big Brown took American Thoroughbred racing by storm during the 2008 spring classic season. In the 134th Kentucky Derby on May 3, Big… …   Universalium

  • Décès en 1997 — Décès 1992 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 Cette page dresse une liste de personnalités mortes au cours de l année 1997, par ordre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jerome Stakes — Grade II race Jerome Stakes Location Belmont Park Elmont, New York, United States Inaugurated 1866 Race type Thoroughbred Flat racing …   Wikipedia

  • Belmont Stakes — Les Belmont Stakes est une course hippique de plat se déroulant au mois de juin sur l hippodrome de Belmont Park, à Belmont dans la banlieue de New York aux États Unis. C est une course de Grade I réservée aux chevaux de 3 ans. C est la troisième …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.