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Earl Sande

Jockey Earl Sande

Profession: Jockey

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Sande started as a bronco buster before going on to become an American Hall of Fame jockey and horse trainer. During his racing career, from 1918 to 1932, Sande was lauded for his many wins—most famously, of the U.S. Triple Crown in 1930.

After retiring, Sande continued into the 1940s as the leading horse trainer in the United States.

His skill as a jockey earned him immortality in the poetry of Damyon Runyon, who wrote of Sande as a once-in-a-lifetime talent.

Born: November 13, 1898
Birthplace: Groton, South Dakota, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: August 20, 1968 (aged 69)

Historical Events

  • 1921-06-11 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
  • 1923-05-19 49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande wins aboard Zev for his first Derby success
  • 1923-06-09 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19
  • 1924-06-07 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
  • 1925-05-16 51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6
  • 1927-06-11 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6
  • 1930-05-09 55th Preakness: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6
  • 1930-05-17 56th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:07.6
  • 1930-06-07 62nd Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:31.6
  • 1955-11-12 Eddie Arcaro, Earl Sande and George Woolf inaugural inductees in (Horse) Racing Hall of Fame

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