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Shoemaker had grip on racing

Updated: June 13, 2006, 4:08 PM ET
By Ron Flatter | Special to ESPN.com

"When you watched Willie Mays go after a fly ball, you were looking at something really beautiful. When you saw Shoemaker ride, you never saw anybody ride a horse better than he did. Never." says says newspaper columnist Bill Murray on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Without getting on a horse, probably the best way to understand the work of a jockey is to shake his hand. At 100 pounds, he doesn't look like he could carry a load of groceries, let alone control a beast 15 times ...

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