Livestock Financial Corporation stock certificate 1964
Nice vignette of the company's logo (Noah's ark wrapped by the company name). Issued and cancelled. Dated 1964 (over 50 years old!)
Incorporated in 1961, this company was an insurance holding company of which LCI and a British company . LCI (Livestock and Casualty Insurance) had a famous executive - Eddie Arcaro, one of the greatest riders in history of thoroughbred racing, has been elected president of the Livestock and Casualty Insurance Company. Firm deals in insurance for racing horses, cattle and other livestock. Arcaro had been field representative and consultant to the board of directors of the American Totalizator Co., since his retirement from racing in April, 1962.
George Edward Arcaro (February 19, 1916 – November 14, 1997), known professionally as Eddie Arcaro, was an American Thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey who won more American classic races than any other jockey in history and is the only rider to have won the U.S. Triple Crown twice. He is widely regarded as the greatest jockey in the history of American Thoroughbred horse racing.
Arcaro was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of an impoverished taxi driver. His parents, Pasquale and Josephine, were Italian immigrants and his father held a number of jobs, including taxi driver and operator of an illegal liquor enterprise during Prohibition. Arcaro was born prematurely, and weighed just three pounds at birth; because of this, he was smaller than his classmates and was rejected when he tried out for a spot on a baseball team. His full height would reach just five-foot, two inches. Eventually nicknamed "Banana Nose" by his confreres, Arcaro won his first race in 1932 at the Agua Caliente racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico; he was 16 years old. In 1934, the inaugural year of Narragansett Park, Arcaro was a comparative unknown who rode many of his early career races at 'Gansett.
Arcaro won his first Kentucky Derby in 1938 aboard Lawrin. He is tied with Bill Hartack for most Derby wins with five, and has the most wins in the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes with six. He won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1941 on Whirlaway and again in 1948 on Citation. His other Kentucky Derby wins were Hoop Jr. (1945) and Hill Gail (1952).