Sport: The Winning Angel

To handicap a horse race simply by picking a jockey, regardless of his mount, the trainer or the opposition, is usually considered a form of gambling insanity. Not so last week at New York's Aqueduct race track. There, a $2 win bet on the same jockey in each of eight races on the same afternoon would have paid off $56. The jockey was Angel Cordero Jr., who has been almost unbeatable since the opening of Aqueduct's spring meeting last month. In 15 days of racing at the "Big A," Cordero has ridden 48 winners and finished in the money in 88...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!