RON TURCOTTE - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 50613
Sale Price $144.00
Ron Turcotte is shown atop his legendary racehorse Secretariat in this inscribed color photo.
Inscribed Photograph signed: "Best wishes & Good luck/friend/Ron Turcotte" in blue ink. Color, 10x8. Out of the more than 3,000 career winstallied byCanadian jockeyRon Turcotte (b.1941) three stand out: the American Triple Crown of 1973, which was won riding legendary racehorse Secretariat. It was the first Triple Crown in 25 years since Citation and Eddie Arcaro caught lightning in a bottle back in 1948. Turcotte, who grew up in poverty and learned to handle horses as a lumberjack, also won the 1965 Preakness Stakes, the 1972 Kentucky Derby (making him the first jockey to win back-to-back Kentucky Derbies since Jimmy Winkfield in 1902) and the 1972 Belmont Stakes. His career ended in 1979 when he was left a paraplegic after a fall at Belmont Park. It was the same year he won the Geroge Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, the highest peer award given to thoroughbred jockeys, and was inducted in to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Turcotte was also the first person from thoroughbred racing to be inducted into the Order of Canada, that country's highest civilian honor. Fine condition.
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