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.
June 29, 1991
Jockey Eddie Delahoussaye's $100 million in purse money won is impressive, and exemplifies how much the purse money for horse racing has increased. Back in 1977, it took Steve Cauthen 487 victories to win $6.1 million in purse money--a record at the time. Recently, Gary Stevens, the nation's leading money winner, passed $6.1 million with about 125 wins. Someone said, "Figures lie and liars figure," but some simple math tells the story. Cauthen averaged about $12,500 for each of his 487 victories in 1977, and Stevens has averaged about $48,000 for his victories in 1991.
January 19, 1993 |
Jockey Steve Cauthen turned down a contract extension with Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum's Darley Stud Management and might quit riding in Britain, his agent said Monday. Cauthen was in his native Kentucky, but his agent, John Hanmer, said: "Steve was offered a retainer for the year by Sheikh Mohammed, but turned it down. As no one else would be able to offer him anything like that retainer. . . . I have my doubts as to whether he will return."
October 7, 1992 |
If Arazi runs in the Breeders' Cup Mile, jockey Steve Cauthen wants to be along for the ride. Cauthen is Arazi's regular rider when the 3-year-old colt races in Europe; Pat Valenzuela gets the mount in the United States. But Cauthen, who rode Arazi to his first victory in six months on Sunday at Longchamp, said he deserves to be aboard the one-time wonder horse for the Breeders' Cup on Oct. 31 at Gulfstream Park.
August 6, 1992 |
U.S. jockey Steve Cauthen, seeking reform of a controversial whip rule that already had landed him a four-day riding ban, lost his appeal Wednesday and was given a six-day suspension for a second infraction. Cauthen, one of Europe's leading jockeys and a winner of the Triple Crown in the United States in 1978, was banned for four days last Thursday for misuse of the whip during the Goodwood Cup.