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Title
Willie Shoemaker
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1985
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
After moving to California as a teen-ager, Willie Shoemaker rode to his first win when he was 17. All of 95 pounds, "The Shoe" worked primarily in southern California. When he saddled his last horse in 1990, 64,573 fans showed up at Santa Anita to cheer him on; watching him race, said one observer, was like "listening to a pretty song or reading poetry." His post-jockey career as a trainer ended prematurely when he was paralyzed in a car accident. He died in 2003.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00049056
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Shoemaker, Willie.
CARL0000052841
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17273
Subject
Shoemaker, Bill,--1931-2003
Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, Calif.)
Horse racing--California--Arcadia
Jockeys--California--Arcadia
Race horses--California--Arcadia
Racetracks (Horse racing)--California--Arcadia
Arcadia (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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