July 6, 1988 |
The dispute between the owners of Risen Star and Eddie Delahoussaye ended Tuesday when the owners agreed to pay the jockey the $100,000 he said he deserved from the colt's million-dollar Triple Crown bonus. Terry Lipham, Delahoussaye's agent, said that the jockey would also be paid his expenses for riding Risen Star in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, which Delahoussaye said amounted to about $12,000.
May 4, 1988 |
It was like having Olivier read for a part. Or asking Astaire how he might look in a tux. If you were producing a musical, would you ask Barbra Streisand to send over a couple of tapes? Eddie Delahoussaye almost won the second Kentucky Derby he ever rode in, finishing second with Woodchopper in 1981, three-quarters of a length behind Pleasant Colony. The next year, Delahoussaye brought a confirmed plodder, Gato Del Sol, from 16 lengths behind to win the Derby at 21-1 odds.
August 14, 1994 |
For trainer Bobby Frankel, there has been good, better and best in the $1-million Pacific Classic, and he rated Saturday as the best after his lightly regarded Tinners Way made a late run to beat Best Pal by one length. Frankel won the 1992 Classic with Missionary Ridge and repeated last year with Bertrando, whose owners switched trainers this year.
October 19, 1997 |
Even when things go wrong, trainer Bob Baffert wins. Victimized by Kent Desormeaux's questionable ride on Eastside Westside, the 9-5 favorite in the $200,000 Oak Leaf Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita, Baffert nevertheless was able to win the Grade I event with his other entrant, Vivid Angel.
February 21, 1993 |
Eddie Delahoussaye won two Kentucky Derbies. Only 10 other riders have done that. Delahoussaye won two in a row. Only three other riders have done that. One of them did it in 1890-91, the other in 1901-02. Sometime this coming week or 10 days, Delahoussaye is going to ride his 5,000th lifetime winner. That's another short list. Only 12 jockeys have done that. You would think, then, that Delahoussaye would be getting poems written about him.
February 9, 1999 |
Like golfers, who seem to remember every shot from every round, most jockeys have exceptional recall. A case in point is Eddie Delahoussaye. More than 30 years ago, there was an ornery gelding named Brown Shill kicking around the tracks in Louisiana. "He was a real rogue," Delahoussaye said recently. "Nobody wanted to ride him. But I was just starting out, and getting about one mount a week, so I took him." At Evangeline Downs on Jan.
November 1, 1992 |
Returning to the form with which he won the Santa Anita Derby and Belmont Stakes and getting a perfect ride from Eddie Delahoussaye, A.P. Indy stormed to a two-length victory in the $3-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, apparently clinching the horse-of-the-year title. Before a crowd of 45,415, Delahoussaye brought A.P. Indy between horses at the top of the stretch after they had settled in along the rail in ninth place earlier.
October 14, 2001 |
When Eddie Delahoussaye goes out of town to ride, it is best for bettors to pay attention. The Hall of Fame jockey picks his spots to travel, so it was easy to assume he was on some very live mounts Saturday at Keeneland. Under some patient handling and in classic Delahoussaye fashion, the rider won two stakes in Kentucky, including the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup under 6-1 shot Affluent.
July 18, 1991 |
Don't expect a retirement party for Eddie Delahoussaye anytime soon. Five years ago, racing's newest $100-million jockey had said he would probably ride until he was 40. Delahoussaye will turn 40 Sept. 21, but he's not ready to end a career that began more than 23 years ago. "I'd hate to take off these white pants," he said between races Wednesday at Hollywood Park. "I feel like I'm riding just as well as before, it's just a matter of getting the stock. "I'm still enjoying what I do.
August 13, 1989 |
Watch out Siskel and Ebert, Gene Shalit. Eddie Delahoussaye may be bucking for your jobs. Delahoussaye, recognized universally for his riding ability, also is becoming one of the better film critics around. After going to school on the videotaped replays of Australian-bred Brisque's races, Delahoussaye guided him to a 1 1/2-length victory Saturday in the $83,150 Escondido Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.