Jean Cruguet became a part of racing history as the only jockey to ride an undefeated Triple Crown champion, guiding the great Seattle Slew to victory in the 1977 Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes. His success in the latter was dramatically punctuated by the maverick jockey's unforgettable deep stretch gesture, triumphantly raising his right arm 20 yards before the finish. In a riding career spanning four decades, Cruguet won over 2.400 races, including mounts on the brilliant champions Hoist the Flag, Arts and Letters, and San San.
"I ride like I live.... no regrets."
~ Jean Cruguet