Enter the JockeyTalk360 Quiz for a chance to win valuable prizes. Entries must be received by 9pm (CST) on Sunday October 5. A random drawing from correct answers will determine the winner.
This week’s prize is a trading card autographed by Hall of Fame Jockey Laffit Pincay Jr.
Q: When he was first born, Willie Shoemaker was so small his mother put him in a:
A) Bread Box
B) Shoe Box
C) Hat Box
D) Exacta Box
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ANSWER: B. Shoemaker’s mother placed him in a shoe box. Shoemaker was so small at birth that he was not expected to survive the night. Put in a shoebox in the oven to stay warm, he survived, but remained small, growing to 4 feet 11 inches and weighing only 105 pounds. His diminutive size proved an asset as he went on to become a giant in horse racing, despite being a high school dropout at El Monte High School.
We have a winner!
Congratulations to Bruce Walker of Cambridge, Ontario, whose name was drawn at random from the correct entries to win the Laffit Pincay Jr. autographed trading card.