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Willie Shoemaker (1931–2003)

Texas-born Willie Shoemaker is recognized as the most successful jockey in racing history. Winning his first race in 1949 at age 18, by the time of his retirement in 1990 he had racked up 8,833 victories - among them four Kentucky Derbies, five Belmont Stakes and three Preakness Stakes, with his winnings totaling well over $123 million. One of his ... See full bio »
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 1987 War of the Stars (TV Series) (1987)
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 2001 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
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- Willie Shoemaker (2001) ... Himself
- Seattle Slew (2001) ... Himself
 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.126 (1989) ... Himself
 1988 A.M. Los Angeles (TV Series)
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- Episode #18.5 (1988) ... Himself
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
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- Sports Fantasy (1986) ... Himself
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
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- Harry's Doll (1979) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1976 The Way It Was (TV Series)
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- Swaps vs. Nashua (1976) ... Himself
 1975 Tattletales (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 13 November 1975 (1975) ... Himself
 1973 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series)
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- Celebrity Roast: Wilt Chamberlain (1973) ... Himself
 1971-1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
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- Episode #5.24 (1972) ... Himself
- Episode #5.7 (1971) ... Himself
- Episode #5.2 (1971) ... Himself
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #3.40 (1970) ... Himself
 1968 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #2.173 (1968) ... Himself
 1956 Races to Remember (Documentary short)
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 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #8.49 (1955) ... Himself

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(early 80s) PSA TV spot for NASA with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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1 Print Biography | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

4' 11" (1.5 m)
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Inducted into the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1999 (inaugural class). See more »

Nickname:

The Shoe

Star Sign:

Leo

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