Leading rider at 17
rode a remarkable 487 winners as an apprentice, aged just 17, to become leading rider in America.
Sportsperson of the Year
becomes first jockey to be named Sportsperson of the Year
becomes the youngest jockey, at 18, to win the US Triple Crown aboard Affirmed.
Across the pond
moves to England and wins the 2000 Guineas on Tap On Wood.
wins the Jockeys’ Championship in Great Britain for the first time with 130 winners.
becomes Henry Cecil’s main rider and the pair combine to win four of the five English Classics that year. Oh So Sharp wins the fillies’ Triple Crown and Slip Anchor lands The Derby. Cauthen also regains his Championship title with 195 winners.
Wins The Derby, King George and St Leger on Reference Point. Secured a third and final jockeys’ title with 197 winners, with a record-equalling seven winners achieved at Royal Ascot.
suffers a broken neck at Goodwood but returns the following year to win four more Classic races at home and abroad.
rides the last of his 2,794 winners. Following his retirement, Cauthen returned to his birthplace of Kentucky.