Laffit Pincay, Jr.

There are jockeys, and then there are racing legends. Laffit Pincay, Jr. definitely belongs in the legend category. It is easy to make a case that Pincay is the greatest jockey to ever ride a horse, and many people who love horse betting made lots of money when the diminutive Panamanian was in the irons. Laffit Alejandro Pincay, Jr. was […] Continue Reading

Jose Lezcano – Horse Jockey

Panama has a history of producing great thoroughbred jockeys such as Laffit Pincay, Jr., who many consider to be the best jockey of all time. Jose Lezcano is among the most recent riders to carry on the fine tradition of Panamanian riders in the United States. His career has been filled with many highlights and notable horses such as Einstein […] Continue Reading

Javier Castellano – Horse Jockey

Javier Castellano has become one of the most successful jockeys in North America. Named the top jockey in American horseracing for three consecutive years (2013-2015), Castellano continues to blaze his way across tracks on the most competitive racing circuits. Hailing from Venezuela, Javier is a second-generation rider. His father and uncle were both successful jockeys in their home country. Venezuela […] Continue Reading

John Velazquez : Horse Jockey

When thoroughbred trainers need a go-to jockey for a big stakes race they often turn to journeyman jockey, John Velazquez. “Johnny-V” as he is known on the track can get the job done. As of 2014 Velazquez is the all-time leading money winner in racing history with more than $300 million in purse earnings. John Velazquez was born in Puerto […] Continue Reading

Joel Rosario – Horse Jockey

Joel Rosario is relatively young compared to many thoroughbred jockeys today but in his brief career has already racked up an impressive list of victories. Hailing from the Dominican Republic, the 31-year old Rosario joins a cadre of Latin American jockeys such as Victor Espinoza, winner of the Triple Crown on American Pharoah, that have found success on the North […] Continue Reading

Calvin Borel – Horse Jockey

Louisiana has given horseracing its fair share of famous jockeys but the argument could easily be made that Calvin Borel is the most famous rider to emerge from the bush tracks of the Pelican State. Known for his ability to save ground in races by hugging the inside of the track, a technique that has gained him the nickname “Bo-Rail”, […] Continue Reading

Corey Nakatani

One of the most popular riders on the California circuit for years, Corey Nakatani made a strong name for himself with numerous stakes victories at Santa Anita and Del Mar. Nakatani is known for being an intelligent rider than knows how to urge a horse to give its best. Corey Nakatani was born in California in 1970. His path to […] Continue Reading

Julie Krone – Female Horse Jockey

In a time when riding racehorses was considered a sport for men only, Julie Krone blazed track and trails to become the most recognized female jockey in thoroughbred racing history. With 3,704 career wins and her subsequent induction into the National Racing Hall of Fame, Julie Krone broke barriers in the sport of horseracing that paved the way for some […] Continue Reading

Jerry Bailey : Jockey Profile

Among those who ride thoroughbreds there are jockeys and there are legends. Jerry Bailey is definitely in the legend category. Bailey won an astounding 5,893 races and $283 million in purse money during a career that spanned 31 years. At the time of his retirement in 2006, Jerry Bailey ranked in the number two spot on the North American racing […] Continue Reading