Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker

William Lee "Bill" Shoemaker (August 19, 1931 – October 12, 2003) was an American jockey. For 29 years he held the world record of number of professional jockey victories.

Read more about Bill Shoemaker:  Biography, After Retirement

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