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Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American jockey. May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Downtown Covington has many wooded streets and historic buildings Covington is a city located in Kenton County, Kentucky. ... Toulouse-Lautrec - The Jockey (1899) This article is about the sports occupation. ...


Cauthen, the son of a trainer and a farrier, grew up in Walton, Kentucky around horses, which (along with his small size) made jockeying a logical career choice. He rode his first race on May 12, 1976 at Churchill Downs; he finished last, riding King of Swat. He rode his first winner (Red Pipe) less than a week later. His rise to prominence was meteoric; he was the nation's leader in race wins in 1977 with 487, and was selected as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. In 1978 he became the youngest jockey to ever win the Triple Crown, riding Affirmed. Walton is a city located in Kentucky, U.S.A.. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,450. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Composite image of Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1901 Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year award to the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Matthews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing (Triple Crown for short, but the term is also used in other sports, and thus the full name should be used when it could cause confusion) consists of three races for three-year-old thoroughbred horses. ... Affirmed, a chestnut colt born February 21, 1975, at Harbor View Farm, Ocala, Florida – died January 12, 2001 at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, was an American thoroughbred race horse that won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1978, only the 11th horse to accomplish the feat. ...


He was voted the prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1984 that honors a rider whose career and personal conduct exemplifies the very best example of participants in the sport of thoroughbred racing. The George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award has been presented by Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California annually since 1950 to the thoroughbred horse racing jockey in North America who demonstrates high standards of personal and professional conduct, on and off the racetrack. ...


However, as he left his teens and matured, he had increasing problems making weight. In the 1980s he moved to England, where jockeys normally compete at higher weights, and became a highly successful rider there. Cauthen was England's champion jockey three times, and won English classic races nine times, including the Two Thousand Guineas, the Epsom Derby twice, and the St. Leger Stakes three times. He also won the Irish Oaks three times and in 1989 rode European Horse of the Year, "Old Vic" to victory in the 1989 French Derby and the Irish Derby. In 1991 he won the Derby Italiano. The Finish of the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket by Samuel Henry Alken (1810-1894) The Two Thousand Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 1 mile (1609 meters) thoroughbred flat racing horse race for 3-year-old colts and fillies run in May of each year over the Rowley Mile... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... The St. ... The Irish Oaks Stakes is a Group 1 flat racing horse race for three year old fillies run over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs at The Curragh racecourse in Ireland during July. ... The Prix du Jockey Club is a Group 1 flat horse race for three-year-old colts and fillies run over a distance of 2,100 metres (approximately 1 mile 2½ furlongs) at Chantilly Racecourse, France in early June. ... The Irish Derby Stakes have been held annually at The Curragh in County Kildare, Ireland since 1866. ...


After he finished his riding career, he returned to Kentucky, where he is an executive at Turfway Park, the nearest major track to his hometown. Cauthen was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1994. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was founded in 1950 in Saratoga Springs, New York, to honor the achievements of American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, and trainers. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


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Steve Cauthen Biography (1960– ) (known as the Kid) Online Encyclopedia Article About Steve Cauthen Biography ... (289 words)
Steve Cauthen Biography (1960–) (known as the Kid)
Born into a farming and horse-raising family, he was riding ponies at age two and began to race professionally at age 16.
He married in 1991, retired in 1992 as a contract jockey with the stable of Sheik Mohammed of Dubai, and moved back to Kentucky with his wife.
Steve Cauthen - Definition, explanation (342 words)
Steve Cauthen (born May 1, 1960 in Covington, Kentucky) is an American jockey.
Cauthen, the son of a trainer and a farrier, grew up in Walton, Kentucky around horses, which (along with his small size) made jockeying a logical career choice.
Cauthen was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1994.
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