If Jack Nicklaus can win the Masters at 46, I can win the Kentucky Derby at 54.

— Bill Shoemaker

The most killer Bill Shoemaker quotes that will inspire your inner self

When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important.


Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete.


I have always believed that anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, can make anything he wants to make of himself.


There are one hundred and ninety nine ways to get beat, but only one way to win; get there first.


The horse never knows I'm there until he needs me.