Born: Sept. 21, 1951, New Iberia, LA
In 34 years of racing, Eddie Delahoussaye won 6,384 races, 12th all-time, and collected purses of $195,881,170, sixth on the all-time list and is one of only four jockeys to win consecutive runnings of the Kentucky Derby aboard Gato Del Sol in 1982 and Sunny's Halo in 1983
Eddie Delahoussaye grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana, in a horse racing family. He began riding at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans as a teenager and spent his early career racing in Louisiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Delahoussaye made California his home base in 1979.
A quarter-horse jockey in his early teens, Delahoussaye began riding thoroughbreds in 1968 and 10 years later he was the top jockey in the nation with 384 wins.
His other victories in Triple Crown races came aboard Risen Star in the 1988 Preakness and aboard AP Indy in the 1992 Belmont. Delahoussaye has also won seven Breeders' Cup races with A. P. Indy.
On August 30, 2002, Delahoussaye suffered serious head and neck injuries in a fall at Del Mar. He announced his retirement in January of 2003.
Some of the notable horse he has ridden include: A.P. Indy, Princess Rooney, Prized, Gato del Sol, Sunny's Halo, Pleasant Stage, Thirty Slews, Pleasant Top, and Gate Dancer.
• Has won 7 Breeders' Cup races in 68 rides, a tie him for fourth most
• Ranks sixth in Breeders' Cup earnings with $7,775,000
• Has won five Triple Crown races
• Lifetime stats: 39,213 mounts with 6,384 wins and earnings of $195,881,170
Breeders' Cup winners:
A.P. Indy (Classic)
Thirty Slews (Sprint)
Hollywood Wildcat (Distaff)
Pleasant Stage (Juvenile Fillies)
Prince Rooney (Distaff)
Gato del Sol (Derby)
Sunny's Halo (Derby)
Risen Star (Preakness)
Risen Star (Belmont)
A.P. Indy (Belmont)
Other $1 million race winners:
Molson Export Million (Prized, 1989)
Pacific Classic (Tinners Way, 1994)
Pacific Classic (Tinners Way, 1995)
Santa Anita Hcp. (Mr Purple, 1996)