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Sep. 3, 2009, 08:55 AM

Milo Valenzuela, 74, jockey with racing legend Kelso

Ismael “Milo’’ Valenzuela, after riding Tim Tam to victory in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (AP/File 1958)
September 3, 2009
ARCADIA, Calif. - Hall of Fame jockey Ismael “Milo’’ Valenzuela, who twice won the Kentucky Derby and rode five-time Horse of the Year Kelso in the 1960s, died yesterday at his home near Santa Anita Park after a long illness. He was 74.

Mr. Valenzuela rode from 1951 to 1980, winning 2,545 races and earning purses of more than $20 million.

In 1958, he won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes aboard Tim Tam. They lost the Triple Crown by finishing second to Cavan in the Belmont Stakes