Horse Racing Silks, worn by Steve Cauthen

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Description (Brief)
These horse racing silks were worn by American born jockey Steve Cauthen (b. 1960). Raised in Kentucky, Cauthen first raced professionally at Churchill Downs racetrack 1976. The following year, he led the nation in wins, becoming the first $6 million dollar jockey.
In 1978, Cauthen became the youngest jockey to win the U.S. Triple Crown, riding the horse Affirmed.
Cauthen was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey, Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. He wasinducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1994.
Cauthen finished his career with 2,794 victories.
Currently not on view
Credit Line
From Steve Cauthen through Ronald (Tex) Cauthen
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
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ca 1978
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Cauthen, Steve
Horse Racing
Physical Description
nylon (overall material)
overall: 31 1/2 in x 24 in; 80.01 cm x 60.96 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
horse racing jacket
jacket, horse racing
silks, horse racing