Co-starred with Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte on the horse-racing drama "Luck" (HBO)
Officially retired from racing and became a racing analyst for NBC and horse-racing network TVG
Made his acting debut in the drama feature "Seabiscuit"
Briefly retired from horse-racing due to debilitating knee pain
Won his first Kentucky Derby
Won his first Santa Anita title; went on to win again in 1988, 1990, and 1993
At 16, rode his first thoroughbred winner Lil Star for his dad - in his first start - in Les Bois Park in Idaho