May 14, 1989 |
What can you do when you hit the home stretch and you are only 18? Steve Cauthen changed tracks. In 1977 he was America's boy wonder. The 17-year old jockey from Walton, Ky., rode an unprecedented 487 winners in one year. He won three Eclipse Awards. The Associated Press, the Sporting News and Sports Illustrated chose him as man of the year when other boys his age were worrying about making their high school basketball teams. The next spring, Cauthen rode the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed.
November 14, 1985
American jockey Steve Cauthen was the runaway champion for the second successive year during the English flat-racing season that ended last weekend. He had 195 winners, 33 more than runner-up Pat Eddery.
June 7, 1990 |
Quest For Fame won the 211th running of the Epsom Derby Wednesday, beating 17 rivals with a stretch drive that gave him a three-length victory. The 9-2 favorite Razeen, ridden by American Steve Cauthen, ran a disappointing race, eventually tiring to finish 14th. The winner, ridden by Pat Eddery, Britain's top jockey, was second coming around Tattenham Corner, a half-mile from the finish and then swept past the pacesetter Treble Eight. Blue Stag finished second, followed by Elmaamul.
September 12, 1993 |
Bob's Return passed pace-setter Armiger 600 yards from the finish line on Saturday and went on to a 3 1/2-length victory in the 217th running of the St. Leger, thoroughbred racing's oldest classic. Bob's Return, the 3-1 favorite in the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old colts and fillies, was ridden by Philip Robinson. Armiger was ridden by Pat Eddery in the nine-horse field. Bob's Return was the eighth favorite in the last 11 years to win the race.
November 8, 1987 |
Steve Cauthen won the British Jockeys' Championship for the third time Saturday, clinching the title on the final day of the racing season. Cauthen, 27, finished with 197 victories, the most for him since coming to Britain in 1979. Defending champion Pat Eddery of Ireland was second with 195, also a career best. Cauthen, who won titles in 1984 and 1985, and Eddery each had one winner Saturday at the last meeting of the year at Doncaster, in northern England.