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Jockey Pat Day, 1981

Posted on October 13, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Jockey Pat Day waits outside Keeneland’s jockey quarters, Oct. 25, 1981. Day, a crowd favorite, is the all-time leading rider at both Churchill Downs and Keeneland. During his 32-year career, he won 21.3 percent of his races. He retired in 2005 with career earnings of $297,912,019, second all time. He won the 1992 Kentucky Derby, riding Lil E. Tee to an upset win over 4-5 favorite Arazi, who was hailed as the second coming of Secretariat. Oct. 13 is Day’s 64th birthday. Photo by Ron Garrison | staff

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