Former jockey Eddie Delahoussaye honored with his own race

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye (Del-ah-hou-say) is getting his own race.

Santa Anita will feature the Grade 3 Eddie D. Stakes on opening day of the track's autumn meet on Sept. 28.

The 6 1/2-furlong race for 3-year-olds and up will be run on the turf. The race was previously known as the Morvich Stakes, which Delahoussaye won in 1984 aboard Tsunami Slew.

Delahoussaye says he's honored and his family is excited about the race. He retired in 2003 after a 34-year career because of injury. The 60-year-old lives near the track in Arcadia and is active in the industry as a racing and sales consultant.

Delahoussaye won the Kentucky Derby twice, the Preakness once and the Belmont Stakes twice, along with seven Breeders' Cup races. He rode 6,384 winners.

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