Horse Racing

BILL SHOEMAKER – The most successful rider in the history of thoroughbred racing, Bill Shoemaker recorded more than 8,800 wins. He led all riders in purse earnings 10 times. He was the second leading money-earning jockey of all time and the first to earn more than $100 million in a career. He surpassed Johnny Longden as thoroughbred racing’s all-time winningest jockey in 1970, with his 6,033rd career victory. He retired in 1990.