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This Day In Jockey History: 1989 - Bill Shoemaker won his 1,000th stakes race.   keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com  keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com

This Day In Jockey History: 1989 - Bill Shoemaker won his 1,000th stakes race. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com

Ricardo Feliciano #sports, #horses, #jockey, #athletes, #racetrack #tampabaydowns #friends #horseracing

Ricardo Feliciano #sports, #horses, #jockey, #athletes, #racetrack #tampabaydowns #friends #horseracing

Jockey Angel Serpa and his wife, jockey Carol Cedeno, enjoy a free moment during the track's break on Friday morning. Today they compete head-to-head in the first and the eighth race.  #sports #jockeys #TampaBayDowns #horses #mornings

Jockey Angel Serpa and his wife, jockey Carol Cedeno, enjoy a free moment during the track's break on Friday morning. Today they compete head-to-head in the first and the eighth race.

John Velazquez (1971-) has a ongoing career that started in 1990; he has amassed 27,975 mounts, 5,056 wins and a winning percentage of 18%. In 2004 and 2005 he was both the U.S. Champion Jockey by earnings and the Eclipse Outstanding Jockey; in 2009 he was the recipient of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. All of his totals are current as of August 2013. John Velazquez was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

John Velazquez (1971-) has a ongoing career that started in 1990; he has amassed 27,975 mounts, 5,056 wins and a winning percentage of 18%. In 2004 and 2005 he was both the U.S. Champion Jockey by earnings and the Eclipse Outstanding Jockey; in 2009 he was the recipient of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. All of his totals are current as of August 2013. John Velazquez was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jockey Jose Ferrer and Jockey Shannon Uske pose for a quick picture in the Paddock.  (December 2013)  #sports, #horses, #jockey, #athletes, #racetrack #tampabaydowns #friends #horseracing

Jockey Jose Ferrer and Jockey Shannon Uske pose for a quick picture in the Paddock.

Jockey William Kennedy.

Jockey William Kennedy.

Danny Maher was America's leading jockey in 1898 and Britain' Photo - National Museum of Racing

Danny Maher was America's leading jockey in 1898 and Britain' Photo - National Museum of Racing

In 2000 and 2001, Rosemary Homeister, Jr. was the United States leading female jockey in wins.

In 2000 and Rosemary Homeister, Jr. was the United States leading female jockey in wins.

Joe Talamo my pick to win the Kentucky Oaks today!

The Kentucky Derby and Movie Lists: Jockey Joe Talamo’s Top Ten Movies of All Time

Joe Talamo my pick to win the Kentucky Oaks today!

Tough Sunday had everything going against him. Born deaf and blind and deprived of oxygen for five minutes, who would believe the horse would make it to the winner's circle. Next up: Stakes Company.

Born deaf and blind, horse makes it to the winner's circle

Tyler Baze began riding in Southern California in 1999 and earned his first victory on October 31 of that year. In he rode 246 winners and was voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey.

Chantal Sutherland abruptly calls it quits as jockey

Chantal Sutherland, who recorded her first career win at Woodbine on Oct. was back here Sunday afternoon for what she says will be the final ride of her career.

John Velazquez with Verrazano

John Velazquez sets record for career earnings for a North American jockey,

Rosie leads the jockeys to the track at Saratoga

Rosie leads the jockeys to the track at Saratoga

Irad Ortiz, John Velazquez and Javier Castellano work the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru at Saratoga, getting donations for the Permanantly Disabled Jockeys Fund.

Irad Ortiz, John Velazquez and Javier Castellano work the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru at Saratoga, getting donations for the Permanantly Disabled Jockeys Fund.