Celebrity Meet and Greets : Celebrity Jockey Steve Cauthen

Celebrity Jockey Steve Cauthen

Meet Steve Cauthen, Hall of Famer and Triple Crown Winner!

After winning his first race, his experience, skill and confidence grew in leaps and bounds.
Within two months he’d won 120 races. In 1977, along with being the nation’s leader in wins with
487, Cauthen also became the first jockey to win $6 million in a single season. This earned him not
only a cover and Sportsman of the Year title from Sports Illustrated but also the nicknames
“The Six Million Dollar Man” or “Stevie Wonder.” The racing industry rewarded him with
Eclipse Awards for both apprentice and outstanding jockey.

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Celebrity jockeys will be making the rounds through our official hospitality venues, schedules to be posted in the coming days.

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"You know it's a really good year. I think a horse will win the Triple Crown [again] and this could be
the year," Cauthen said earlier this week during a teleconference on behalf of Derby Experiences and the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. "American Pharaoh or Dortmund may turn out to be the horse that can do what we have been waiting for all these years. Looking at American Pharaoh he looks like he could be a freak; the way he won the Arkansas Derby was very impressive. At the same time, Dortmund is a really solid horse. I was impressed with the Santa Anita Derby victory.
He actually looks like a horse that can continue to improve. It will be interesting.
As a whole this is probably one of the best bunches for a long time."