Who was the jockey who rode secretariat?
No. It was Ron Turcott Wrong! Paul Feliciano was an apprentice and contract rider for Lucien Laurin and rode Secretariat in his first two races as a two year old at Aqueduct. On July 4, 1972 at Aqueduct, Secretariat's first race, Ron Turcotte was at Monmouth Park riding Summer Guest in the Monmouth Oaks. Turcotte was injured in a spill a few days before Secretariat's second race and first win on July 15th. Eddie Maple…
As far as I know, Secretariat's jockey, Ron Turcotte, is still alive. I doubt that he is still a jockey though. Many jockey's turn to training after they retire their silks. Ron Turcotte was badly injured in an accident a few years after the magical Triple Crown of Secretariat. He was paralyzed from the waist down, and is confined to a wheelchair but always makes the rounds in Secretariat re-unions.
Well, Secretariat was a triple crown winner. It wasn't just that he won them, he won them faster then anyone who ever run them. He won the Belmont by 31 lengths, and still holds it today. Seabiscuit, was the short horse with a tall jockey. He won "The Match of the Century" with War Admiral. He and his jockey injured themselves while racing and raced together again and won.