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.
El jockey Angel Cordero, Jr., montado en el caballo de carreras Cannonade, irrumpió en la línea de meta el 4 de mayo de 1974, ganando el 100º Derby de Kentucky. Cordero es oriundo de Puerto Rico y el único jockey de La Isla que ingresó al Salón de la Fama de las Carreras de EE. UU. Cordero es considerado uno de los principales competidores de las carreras de pura sangre. Apodado el “Rey de Saratoga” por su racha ganadora en ese terreno, Cordero tuvo un porcentaje de victorias general del 18,3%, con más de 7.000 victorias.

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