Sport: No. 3,000

Ten years ago, after a rough & tumble career that earned him more than his share of spills and quarrels, Jockey Eddie Arcaro was brought before a board of stewards. Did he, they asked, deliberately try to spill a rival rider? Arcaro, who had been rammed at the start of the race, answered candidly: "I'd of killed the sonofa-bitch if I could." Arcaro was suspended for a year.

The experience taught him a lesson: a good jockey must control his temper. Since then, Arcaro has become the No. 1 money-winning rider in the world. Starting in 1938 on Lawrin, he won the...

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