|Birthname||Jack Leroy Kaenel|
|born on||27 July 1965 at 15:57 (= 3:57 PM )|
|Place||Omaha, Nebraska, 41n16, 95w56|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||04°37' 26°24 Asc. 09°41'|
American jockey. Tall for his sport at 5-feet, 7-inches, "Cowboy Jack" Kaenel holds the record for being the youngest rider to win a Triple Crown race - when he rode Aloma's Ruler at age 16 in the 1982 Preakness Stakes (winning on May 15, 1982). In early April of 2007 he suffered a seizure and cracked skull, requiring emergency brain surgery. He has also battled alcoholism, suffered other injuries and waged a battle against weight. Kaenel has ridden 2,046 winners from 15,270 races in his career.
Sy Scholfield quotes Dave Anderson, "Racing's New 'Kid' Is a Cowboy," New York Times, May 17, 1982, p. C3.
- Vocation : Sports : Race Horses (Jockey)