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Alan Garcia

Lima Province, Peru

Currently Residing:
Tinton Falls
New Jersey USA

Height: 5 2
Weight: 110 lbs

He is single. His father and grandfather were famous riders in Peru. A friend and jockey, Alfredo Clemente, watched Garcia ride and suggested him to come to the United States. He went to jockey school in Peru and began working horses and races.

Alan Garcia was brought up within an environment that used to appreciate horse racing his father and grandfather were riders in Peru and his mother had great interest in horse racing too. It was one of his friends - Alfredo Clemente - who gave him suggestion for coming down to the United States. During 2003, he spent a few months as an apprentice at the Meadowlands and then started his career as jockey. Earlier, he got training in riding horses from a jockey school in Peru. He is the last rider to drive 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide on July 4, 2007. Funny Cide clinched victory in the Wadsworth Memorial Handicap at Finger Lakes. He registered his first grade I victory riding Lahudood in the 2006 Flower Bowl Invitational but the most notable performance is of course came through DaTara. It was a great surprise when Garcia rode to victory in the third leg of the Triple Crown, 2008 Belmont Stakes.


Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2011 221 41 30 28 -
2010 836 148 110 100 -
2009 1011 176 124 121 -
2008 1282 231 169 179 -
2007 1439 235 196 221 -
2006 508 70 72 66 -
2005 823 79 100 118 -


• Rode Achilles of Troy to five lifetime starts
• Rode Chilly Rooster in the 2006 50,000 Aqueduct allowance
• Suffered a broken collarbone in July 2005
• Important Racing Wins Ashley T. Cole - Dave (2007) Bernard Baruch Handicap - Shakis (2007) Cicada Stakes - Dixie Talking (2005) Count Fleet Stakes - Scrappy T (2005) Dearly Precious - Special Dream (2007) East View - Sherine (2007) Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes - Lahudood (2007) Fort Marcy Handicap - Woodlander (2007) Ladies Handicap - Wow Me Free (2007) Nashua Stakes - Etched (2007) New York Breeders Cup Handicap - Makderah (2007) New York Stallion Series (Fifth Avenue Division) - Canadian Ballet (2007) Noble Damsel - Dance Away Capote (2007) Stuyvesant Handicap - Hunting (2007) Withers Stakes - Divine Park (2007) Xtra Heat - Genuine Devotion (2007) Wadsworth Memorial Handicap - Funny Cide (2007) Colonial Turf Cup - Sailor s Cap (2008)
• American Classics / Breeders Cup wins Belmont Stakes - Da Tara (2008) Breeders Cup Filly Mare Turf - Lahudood (2007)
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