Hall of Popularity jockey who amassed more than 7,000 victories including all 3 from the American Common Races. He was raised near horse race, as his dad and uncles had been coaches. He was the initial Puerto Rican jockey to earn the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Acquired five children along with his wife Marjorie Clayton Cordero. Willie Shoemaker is among the few jockeys with an increase of Kentucky Derby victories.