Interview SummaryEddie Arcaro was an American Thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame jockey who grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and began his career as a horse exerciser at Latonia Race Course (later Turfway Park) in Florence, Kentucky. In the 1930s, he began racing horses and in 1934, he became a contract rider for Calumet Farm in Lexington. He is tied with Bill Hartack for most Derby wins at five, and has the most wins in the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes with six. He won the US Triple Crown twice, on Whirlaway (1941), and on Citation (1948). In this interview, Arcaro discusses several pivotal races of his career including his first Kentucky Derby win in 1938 aboard Lawrin. He also recounts races aboard Whirlaway, Pavot, Citation and Nashua.
Interview LC SubjectArcaro, Eddie, 1916-1997 Arcaro, Eddie, 1916-1997--Interviews Belmont Stakes, N.Y. Citation (Race horse) Jockeys--Interviews Kentucky Derby Lawrin (Race horse) Nashua (Race horse) Pavot (Race horse) Preakness Stakes, Baltimore, Md. Thoroughbred horse Whirlaway (Race horse) White, Oscar, horse trainer
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