RON TURCOTTE - TRADING/SPORTS CARD SIGNED - HFSID 288259
Sale Price $108.00
11x8½ sports card showing the jockey riding his horse Secretariat during the Kentucky Derby en route to the 1973 Triple Crown
Sports Card signed: "Ron Turcotte", Color 11x8½. Card made by the Regional Association of Physically Handicapped Persons of Grand Falls Inc. (Canada) Captioned: "Secretariat and Ron Turcotte Winning Kentucky Derby En Route To 1973 Triple Crown". On verso are two lists of Turcotte's accomplishments, one in French and one in English. Ron Turcotte (Born on July 22, 1941 in New Brunswick, Canada) and Secretariat gained fame for winning the American Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing in 1973. Out of the more than 3,000 career wins tallied by thoroughbred jockey Turcotte, three stand out: the American Triple Crown of 1973, which won riding legendary racehorse Secretariat. It was the first Triple Crown in 25 years since 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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