Are there any famous Hispanic/Latino horse people?

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  • 10 years ago
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    Yes, there are many famous jockeys and trainers. Current riders include:

    Javier Castellano (Venezuela ), - Has won riding titles at Aqueduct, Tropical-at-Calder and Hialeah.

    Rafael Bejarano (Peru ) - Became just the third rider in history to sweep the riding titles at all three major Southern California tracks in 2008.

    Eddie Castro (Panama) - Has set or beaten several riding records at several tracks, including a national record with nine wins

    on a single race card.

    Eibar Coa (Venezuela ) -Owns riding titles at Belmont Park, Gulfstream, Monmouth Park, Aqueduct, Calder, and Tropical-at-Calder.

    Ramon Dominguez (Venezuela ) - One of the US leading riders.

    David Flores (Mexico) - Rides the California circuit.

    Alan Garcia (Peru) - Top 10 national leading rider.

    Willie Martinez (Puerto Rico) - Has won several Turfway Leading Rider titles as well as leading rider meets at Ellis Park, Keeneland, Hialeah, and Tampa Bay Downs.

    Martin Pedroza (Panama) - The King of the Bull Ring” - has won 11 leading rider titles at Fairplex Park.

    Edgar Prado (Peru) - Member of Racing Hall of Fame, rode Barbaro.

    Joel Rosario (Dominican Republic) - One of the top jockeys in the US, based in California

    Alex Solis (Panama) - Award-winning top rider, won 6 consecutive riding titles in California.

    Cornelio Velasquez (Panama) - Has won riding titles in FL, KY and NY

    John Velazquez (Puerto Rico) - One of the leading riders in the nation, leading rider in NY for 4 years straight.

    Retired riders include: Angel Cordero Jr. (Puerto Rico), Laffit Pincay Jr., Jorge Velasquez and Braulio Baeza (Panama) - All legends in the Racing Hall of Fame.

    A couple of trainers that come to mind are Laz Barrera (Cuba) trainer of Affirmed, Frank "Pancho" Martin,(Cuba) trainer of Sham. There are several good Hispanic trainers in CA, FL, and NY.

    Source(s): Pedigree Consultant & Handicapper
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