RUN FOR THE ROSES: A DERBY SHOE w/BONUS TRIBUTE and MEMORIAL
The sport presented Bill its highest honor, the Eclipse Award of Merit in 1981 - one of three Eclipse awards he earned during his career, but with all those accomplishments, his four Kentucky Derby trophies meant the most to him. He rode in 26 Derbys from 1952-1988. See highlights of all four of his Derby victories: his first in 1955 with the California sensation, SWAPS; next his devastating loss to IRON LIEGE with his mount, GALLANT MAN, when, "THE SHOE", misjudged the finish line in 1957; TOMY LEE'S photo-finish victory over SWORD DANCER in 1959, LUCKY DEBONAIR in 1965; and finally in 1986 with the 17-1 FERDINAND at age 54 - the oldest jockey to ever do it.
WILLIE SHOEMAKER, a legend in the racing world; his contributions and accomplishments set the standards that jockeys today strive to achieve. A fitting tribute to a most deserving athlete who broke new ground in every direction and who's legendary feats speak for themselves - we salute you!
AS AN ADDED BONUS...over an hour of mini-segments of rare footage of racing's most recognizable face - "THE SHOE", are shown in addition to a tribute and final farewell at his memorial service ceremony held in the Santa Anita winner's circle where family, friends and fans from all over gathered to share fond memories and tears of the man they all loved...the great WILLIE SHOEMAKER.
|Format(s) Available:||DVD And VHS|
|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|