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Richard Migliore


Richard Migliore
Born:
1964-03-14
Babylon
New York, USA

Currently Residing:
Arcadia
California USA

Height: 5 4
Weight: 112 lbs



His wife is Carmela, sons are Joseph, Philip Salvatore, Luciano and daughter is Gabrielle Rose.


Notes:
Richard Migliore is an American thoroughbred jockey, who is rightly called The Mig , a Russian fighter jet, for his sharp riding style. Richard Migliore is by born an animal lover. At 11, his family migrated to a bigger house, where there was enough space for riding horses and bikes. Only a few yards from his house, there was a farm for keeping horses. Eventually, Hugh Cassidy was owner of that farm. Cassidy helped Richard for the first time to ride and gave him the first lesson on riding. Only at 13 along with some of his friends, Richard bought a few ponies for starting a pony-ride business. Even they used to charge for riding those ponies. Richard was present at the Kentucky Derby and saw how Willie Shoemaker touched the finishing line at ease. On that very day, he decided to become a jockey and the next part is a history. He took professional training on riding from trainer Stephen A. DiMauro, who gave him first job at a track. Rode for the first time on September 29, 1980 and it took only a month to post a winning title at the professional racing circle. In the next year, he won the Eclipse Award as the leading apprentice jockey. In the middle of 1988, Migliore suffered a neck injury when he was thrown from Madam Alydar at Belmont Park. Again in 1999, he fractured his right arm in another spill at Belmont. He has received many awards in due course of his career. In 2005, he completed the 4000th career race victory and became 18th active jockey and 43rd in history to reach that landmark.

Statistics

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2010 129 19 15 17 -
2009 346 42 50 40 -
2008 617 74 72 67 -

Facts

• Major Racing Wins
• 1981 Gallant Fox Handicap, Knickerbocker Handicap, Vagrancy Handicap
• 1984 Sport Page Breeders Cup Handicap
• 1985 Wood Memorial Stakes, Whirlaway Stakes, Kelso Breeders Cup Handicap, Man o War Stakes, New York Stallion Series, Gotham Stakes, Bernard Baruch Handicap, Toboggan Handicap
• 1986 Jamaica Handicap
• 1987 Fall Highweight Handicap
• 1989 Busher Stakes, Gazelle Stakes, Beldame Stakes, Manhattan Handicap
• 1991 Laurel Futurity Stakes, Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes, Monmouth Breeders Cup Oaks
• 1992 Iroquois Handicap
• 1993 New York Stallion Series, Stymie Handicap
• 1994 Delaware Handicap
• 1995 Mike Lee Handicap
• 1996 Remsen Stakes, Pegasus Stakes, Gallant Bloom Handicap, New York Stallion Series, Jamaica Handicap
• 1997 Honorable Miss Handicap, Go For Wand Handicap, Mike Lee Handicap, Queens County Handicap, Beldame Stakes, Distaff Breeders Cup Handicap, Toboggan Handicap, Fall Highweight Handicap
• 1998 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes, Lake George Stakes, Cicada Stakes, First Flight Handicap, Sport Page Breeders Cup Handicap, Cowdin Stakes, Demoiselle Stakes, Lake Placid Handicap, Gallant Bloom Handicap, New York Stallion Series, Ladies Handicap, Distaff Breeders Cup Handicap
• 1999 Old Hat Stakes, Toboggan Handicap
• 2000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes, Dwyer Stakes, Red Smith Handicap, Commonwealth Breeders Cup Stakes, Cowdin Stakes, Demoiselle Stakes
• 2001 Personal Ensign Handicap, Lake Placid Handicap, Spinster Stakes, General Douglas MacArthur Handicap, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
• 2002 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash Stakes, Ohio Derby, Saranac Stakes, Grey Breeders Cup Stakes, Carter Handicap, Toboggan Handicap
• 2003 Gallant Bloom Handicap, Ballerina Handicap, Fourstardave Handicap, Damon Runyon Stakes, E. P. Taylor Stakes, Stuyvesant Handicap, Belmont Lexington Stakes, Man o War Stakes, Vagrancy Handicap, New York Stallion Series, Brooklyn Handicap, Ladies Handicap, Gotham Stakes, Bernard Baruch Handicap, Toboggan Handicap
• 2004 Brooklyn Handicap, Ladies Handicap, Kent Breeders Cup Stakes, Florida Derby, National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, Jamaica Handicap, Distaff Breeders Cup Handicap
• 2005 Noble Damsel Breeders Cup Handicap, Stymie Handicap, Gotham Stakes, Distaff Breeders Cup Handicap, Bernard Baruch Handicap
• 2006 Dominion Day Stakes, Kings Point Handicap, Indiana Derby, Toboggan Handicap, Fall Highweight Handicap
• 2007 Pacific Classic Stakes, Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap, Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap, Norfolk Stakes (United States), Baldwin Stakes
• Racing Awards
• Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey (1981), Eddie Arcaro Award from the New York Turf Writers Association, Mike Venezia Memorial Award (2003), George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (2008)
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