This Autographed 17 x 14 picture has been Personally Signed by Hall of Fame Jockey Jerry Bailey.
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Jerry D. Bailey (born August 29, 1957 in Dallas, Texas) is an NBC Sports thoroughbred racing analyst and a retired American Hall of Fame jockey.
Regarded as one of the world's all-time greatest jockeys, Bailey's mounts won 5,893 races and $296 million during a 31-year riding career. At the time of his retirement in January 2006, he ranked No. 2 on the career North American money list and still ranks No. 3. He won each Triple Crown race twice (his winning Kentucky Derby rides through traffic on Sea Hero in 1993 and Grindstone in 1996 are considered two of the best in modern Derby history); scored a record five wins in the Breeders' Cup Classic, the richest race in the U.S.; notched a record four victories in the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest race; and is the only jockey ever to win America's Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey seven times, including an unprecedented four straight years (2000–2003).
Bailey had many prominent mounts, but will be best remembered as the regular jockey of Cigar, who tied the modern North American record for consecutive wins at 16, including an undefeated Horse of the Year campaign in 1995 capped by a win in the Breeders Cup Classic. The next spring, Bailey and Cigar teamed to win the inaugural Dubai World Cup.
Bailey was inducted into the American Racing Hall of Fame in 1995. He was chosen by his peers to receive the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1992, which honors riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of racing. In 1993, he received the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, honoring jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship, from the New York Racing Association. Bailey also won the All-Star Jockey Championship in 2001 and 2004 at Lone Star Park.
Among Bailey's 15 victories in Breeders' Cup races, his 1993 Classic shocker on French import Arcangues ranks as among the biggest upsets in thoroughbred racing history. Bailey had never before ridden Arcangues and picked up the mount nine days before the race. The colt's groom tried to give Bailey instructions in French in the paddock, and Bailey was able to speak only briefly to trainer André Fabre while he was already on Arcangues' back in the walking ring. Bailey glanced at the oddsboard during the post parade and decided he needed to stay close to the rail as long as possible in hopes of cracking the top five, but became increasingly confident as the race progressed. Arcangues stormed past favorite Bertrando in the stretch at Santa Anita to win comfortably at 133-to-1 odds, paying a Breeders' Cup-record $269.20 for a $2 win ticket. "I still don't know how to pronounce his name", Bailey said afterwards.
Jerry Bailey (on Cigar) - Autographed
17 x 14