Grand Marshal for 2013 Grand Parade
Craig Perret, one of the most successful jockeys of his generation, has been scarce from the racing scene since riding his last race, Nov. 25, 2005, at Churchill Downs. He ranks 43rd all time among North American jockeys with 4,415 wins from 27,164 rides, and had mount earnings of nearly $114 million. His greatest wins came aboard Unbridled in the 1990 Kentucky Derby for Carl Nafzger, Bet Twice in the 1987 Belmont Stakes for his late friend Jimmy Croll, and four Breeders’ Cup races. A New Orleans native, he began riding Quarter Horses at age 10. Perret lives in a rented house on a 400-acre farm just east of Louisville in Shelbyville, Ky.
2013 Festival of the Horse Grand Parade Winners
Driven-Youth or Adult: