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Eddie Arcaro
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Athlete
    (February 19, 1916-November 4, 1997)
    Birth name was George Edward Arcaro
    Nickname was The Master
    Only jockey (as of 2005) to win two Triple Crowns (Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont): Whirlaway - 1941 and Citation - 1948
    Career spanned from 1931-1961
    Record:
    Mounts - 24,092
    Wins - 4,779 (19.8% winning percentage)
    Career earnings - $30,039,543 (record at the time in 1961)
    5 Kentucky Derby wins (tied with Bill Hartack for most wins)
    6 Preakness wins (most wins)
    6 Belmont wins (tied with Jim McLaughlin for most wins)
    Founding member of the Jockeys' Guild Inc. (1940)
    Won the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (1953)
    Inducted in the National Racing Hall of Fame (1958)
    He had to sit on phone books to drive a car.
    His fellow jockeys nicknamed him 'Banana Nose.'
    He was suspended from racing for a year for rough riding when he attempted to unseat another jockey (September 1942).
    He had to retire after the 1961 season due to severe bursitis in his arm.
    He came from a poor family of Italian immigrants.
    He is known for his great hand work, ability to switch the whip and stellar sense of pacing his mounts.
    He was the leading purse winning jockey for 6 different years.
    He rode on 11 different horses that have been elected to the National Racing Hall of Fame (calling Citation his best mount).
    He retired to Miami after stints as a racing TV commentator and PR rep for the Golden Nugget Casino.

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