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Keeneland Library TT Collection Ed Weddle Photo - Lucky Debonair, William Billy Shoemaker up, Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland 1965.jpg
Lucky Debonair was the third consecutive runner to claim the Kentucky Derby after securing a Blue Grass win. The betting favorite, piloted by Bill Shoemaker (up), bested Swift Ruler by 1/2 length. Shoemaker’s Derby victory the following week was the…

Keeneland Library Featherston Collection - Lucky Debonair, William Billy Shoemaker up, finish of Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland 1965.jpg
This photograph down the track showcases Lucky Debonair, with William Shoemaker up, trailed by five other horses at the finish of the 1965 Blue Grass Stakes. A packed grandstand and apron crowd watches on.

Morgan B14325 -  1959-10-10 William Lee Bill Willie The Shoe Shoemaker Jockey on Scales aft riding his 300th winner at Aqueduct.jpg
This photograph features jockey William Lee "The Shoe" Shoemaker on the scales after riding his 300th win at Aqueduct in 1959.

Bill Shoemaker rode for 40 years, winning roughly 21.9% of 40,350 races before his retirement in 1990. He was America’s…

Peb's artwork depicts Bill Shoemaker, U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey, atop his four Kentucky Derby winners: Ferdinand, Lucky Debonair, Tomy Lee, and Swaps.
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