Chris McCarron

Chris McCarron

Winner of the Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice jockey in 1974 and the Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey in 1980, Chris McCarron led North America by races won three times and by money won four times. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989. Not one to rest on his laurels, he founded the North American Racing Academy in Lexington, Kentucky. Chris is a wealth of knowledge of the sport on so many levels and his enthusiasm is infectious. He has won 6 Triple Crown races: - Kentucky Derby 1987 on ALYSHEBA, 1994 on GO FOR GIN, - Preakness 1987 on ALYSHEBA, 1992 on PINE BLUFF, - Belmont 1986 on DANZIG CONNECTION, 1997 on TOUCH GOLD. After 28 years in the saddle, he was color analyst for major races, including Triple Crown events and the Breeders’ Cup, on ABC, NBC, ESPN, HDNet and TVG.