Angel Cordero, Jr., The “King of Saratoga”

Jockey Angel Cordero, Jr., riding the racehorse Cannonade, burst over the finish line on May 4, 1974, winning the 100th Kentucky Derby.  Cordero is a native of Puerto Rico, and the only jockey from The Island inducted into the US Racing Hall of Fame.  Cordero is regarded as one of thoroughbred racing’s lead competitors.   Nicknamed the “King of Saratoga” for his winning streak on that turf, Cordero had an overall win percentage of 18.3%, with over 7,000 wins.

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