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  N.Y. Encyclopedia of Famous Puerto Ricans

                                                                Angel Cordero Jr.

                                                          Born: Nov. 8, 1942
    Retired third on all-time list with 7,057 wins in 38,646 starts; won Kentucky Derby 3 times (1974,76,85), Preakness twice and Belmont once; 2-time Eclipse Award winner (1982-83).
Riding Career: 1960-1992. Number of Mounts: 38,646. ... Angel Cordero Jr. was a leading rider in Saratoga and nationally for many years. ... Its complete name is Tomás Angel Jr Lamb, and was born in the Santurce, Puerto Rico, the 8 of November of 1.942.

    Retired third on all-time list with 7,057 wins in 38,646 starts; won Kentucky Derby 3 times (1974,76,85), Preakness twice and Belmont once; 2-time Eclipse Award winner (1982-83).Riding Career: 1960-1992. Number of Mounts: 38,646. ... Angel Cordero Jr. was a leading rider in Saratoga and nationally for many years. ... Its complete name is Tomás Angel Jr Lamb, and was born in the Santurce, Puerto Rico, the 8 of November of 1.942. When one retired in 1.992 had gained 7,076 races of 38,684 exits during 22 years like professional, obtaining in prizes màs of 5 million dollars per year, between 1,977 and 1,990, which supposes everything a record, with a total in prizes of USD 164,571,847, emphasizing between its maximum profits, nothing else and anything less, than three Kentucky Derby, two Preakness Stakes, a Belmont Stakes and in two occasions was winning of the Eclipse. In addition, in the Breeders Cup it obtained four triumphs, seven second positions and seven third in 48 races that disputed, obtaining the seventh better position in gains like jockey in the Breeders with USD 6.020.000; 1963, it would get to mount in 532 races, obtaining 105 first, 70 seconds and 84 third positions, obtaining I title of better Apprentice of 1.963 Kentucky Derby:


Winner Jockey Trainer Classified second .
1.974 Cannonade Angel Jr Lamb Woodford Stephens The Hudson County
1.976 Bold Forbes Angel Jr Lamb Lazaro Barrier Honest Pleasure
1.985 Spend to Buck Angel Jr Lamb Cam Gambolat Stephan`s Odyssey
Preakness 2 x in 1980 w/ Codex horse & 1984 2/ Gate Dancer
Belmont Stakes w/ Bolf Forbes. Other important victories were in the Breeders Cup, winning in 1.985 with Life`s Magic the Breeder`s Cup Distaff, in 1.988 with Opend Mind in the Juvenile Fillies,
prevailing that same year with Gulch in the Breeder`s Cup Sprint, both horses prepared by Wayne Lukas, and its last victory was also in the Sprint, with Dancing Spree in 1.989, being the seventh jockey that has mounted in more occasions the Breeders, even with Jose Holy, 48 exits .Its races between 1,962 - 1.992 .Mounted 1º 2º 3º Total in USD
38.684 7.076 6.100 5.363 164.571.847 .

LINKS:

puertorico-herald.org

Boricuas Hall Of Fame Home Page

http://www.hickoksports.com/biograph/corderoa.shtml

http://hall.racingmuseum.org/jockey.asp?ID=177

http://www.puertorico-herald.org/issues/2001/vol5n27/ProfCordero-en.shtml

SenorBoriqua.com

 

                            Thursday July 08, 2004