Celebrity Jockey Steve Cauthen


Celebrity Jockey Steve Cauthen

Cauthen will be returning to Churchill Downs® on the 35th anniversary of his historic Triple Crown run aboard Affirmed
in 1978, when he and his chestnut colt outdueled Alydar in
the Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.
It was the sport’s 11th Triple Crown and the feat has not been
accomplished since. Owner of a Thoroughbred breeding
farm in north central Kentucky, the Hall of Famer is an
accomplished handicapper who will be interacting with
“Derby Experiences” guests on Saturday, May 4, the 139th
running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby®
Presented by Yum! Brands.

Steve Cauthen was born May 1, 1960 in Covington,
Kentucky. Growing up on his family's 40 acre farm in
Walton, Kentucky, Cauthen learned about horses from
the ground up - mucking stalls, cleaning tack and
grooming parents' horses. That -- along with the fact that
at age twelve he was still a foot shorter than anyone else
in his class at school, led him to dream of becoming a jockey.
At sixteen, and with his father's assistance, he managed to
take out a licence and ride his first race to a last place finish
at Churchill Downs. Mounts were scarce early on, and only
after traveling to River Downs in neighboring Ohio did he
win his first race on a gelding named Red Pipe. Read More»

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