Ron Franklin (jockey)
Ron Franklin (December 20, 1959 – March 8, 2018) was an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland. At age 19, he rode Spectacular Bid to wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.
Franklin rode 1,403 winning mounts in 9,242 starts from 1978 to 1992, and won purses of more than $14 million.
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- Blagden, Nellie (1979-07-09). "A Drug Bust, a Paternity Suit—Troubles Come in Battalions for Jockey Ronnie Franklin". People Magazine. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
- "Jockey Ronnie Franklin, who won 1979 Derby and Preakness aboard Spectacular Bid, dies at 58". The Baltimore Sun. March 9, 2018. Retrieved March 9, 2018.