US Hall-Of-Fame Jockey Milo Valenzuela Dies At 74

Thursday, 3rd September 2009

In the US overnight, Hall-Of-Fame jockey Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela died at his home in California "after a long illness" aged 74, reported bloodhorse.com. Valenzuela (born in Texas) rode from 1951-1980, winning 2,545 races & earning US$20,122,760 prize-money. He was the regular rider of superstar Kelso (with whom he won 22 of 35 races, including 19 stakes) & fellow star gallopers Tim Tam, Affectionately, Cicada, Native Diver, Round Table & Searching.

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