Angel Cordero – Jockey Profile

Angel Cordero, Jr. is known as one of the toughest jockeys to ever compete in professional horse racing. The native of Puerto Rico had a reputation for riding every race as though it were his last. Cordero was the first jockey from Puerto Rico to be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame, and won more than […] Continue Reading

Julien Leparoux – french Jockey

Many jockeys come to the United States from other countries. While most of these riders hail from Latin America, Julien Leparoux began his career on the turf courses of France. Known for his patient riding ability, Leparoux now rides almost exclusively in the United States where he competes in premier races like the Triple Crown series. Leparoux’s Start in Horse […] Continue Reading

Donna Barton Brothers

In the world of thoroughbred horse racing, few women have made their mark. It is a male-dominated sport. This makes the accomplishments of jockeys like Donna Barton Brothers all the the more impressive. Winning more than 1,100 races in her distinguished career, Brothers stands beside other notable female jockeys like Julie Krone as a trailblazer in female athletics. The Career […] Continue Reading

Randy Romero-the Jockey Who Was Almost Burned Alive

There may be no more horrific story in all of horse racing. Jockey Randy Romero, a talented rider sought after by many trainers, almost lost his life in a tragic accident at Oaklawn Park. While he survived, there was even more heartbreak and tragedy in the life of this racing legend. The story of Randy Romero is one that the […] Continue Reading

Chris Antley

The story of Chris Antley has been immortalized in a documentary for ESPN, and many people remember this exciting young jockey. The image of Antley holding the damaged leg of Charismatic in the 1999 Belmont Stakes is a poignant indication of how much the jockey loved horses and his sport. Sadly, the world would lose Chris Antley in 2000 under […] Continue Reading

Mike Smith : Horse Jockey

A true enigma in the world of professional horseracing, jockey Mike Smith is one of the most polarizing figures in the sport. Fans either love him or hate him. Known as the talented rider of Zenyatta and many other famous horses, the 50-year old Smith also gained attention with his appearance in the reality TV show Jockeys which aired in […] Continue Reading