Kentucky Derby Memories: Oral History with Jockey Eddie Arcaro

Eddie Arcaro: Courtesy Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky Libraries

The Nunn Center’s oral history interview with legendary jockey Eddie Arcaro is accessible online.  Arcaro is considered by many as the greatest jockey in horse racing history being the only jockey to have won the Triple Crown twice.  Additionally, Arcaro started as a rider for Calumet Farm in 1934 which is in the news this week.  In honor of this year’s Kentucky Derby, I thought I would point you to two episodes of Saving Stories on WUKY that we recorded featuring Arcaro.


Link to the full interview

To access the rest of the Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project online via SPOKEdb, the Nunn Center’s online catalog/repository  To read more about Arcaro, check out this article at 




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