Home of jockey Roscoe Goose declared historical landmark
The former home of jockey Roscoe Goose, who rode 91-1 shot Donerail to victory in the 1913 Kentucky Derby, was declared a historical landmark Tuesday by the Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission, reports the Courier-Journal. The century-old 2 1/2-story house is located near Churchill Downs. Goose owned the house until his death in 1971. The house was preserved through an effort by the South Louisville Neighborhoods Connection, some of Goose’s descendants and the nonprofit group Preservation Louisville.
Donerail remains the highest-priced longshot to ever win the Kentucky Derby. Goose retired from race riding after an injury in 1918. He went on to be a well-known trainer and, eventually, a Thoroughbred owner.