|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1932|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 2007|
Hall of Fame Jockey. Born William John Hartack, Jr. in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. He is considered one of the greatest riders in horse racing history, ranking with Eddie Arcaro and Willie Shoemaker. In the course of his career, Hartack rode five Kentucky Derby winners (Iron Liege in 1957, Venetian Way in 1960, Decidely in 1962, Northern Dancer in 1964 and Majestic Prince in 1969), three Preakness Stakes winners (Fabius in 1956, Northern Dancer in 1964 and Majestic Prince in 1969) and one Belmont Stakes winner with Celtic Ash in 1960. He was featured on the covers of Sports Illustrated (1956) and Time Magazine (1958). In 1959, when he was only 26, Hartack was inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Nov 27, 2007
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Donna Lee Wall
Added: Dec. 9, 2013
I bought one of your whips today from your Monmouth Park in the Salvatore race in 1960. I will keep it forever. You were just a kid starting out at Waterford Park when I was a young girl.....and started my love of racing. Rest peacefully....you are a...(Read more)|
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