May 28, 2015
Jose Valdivia, Jr.
Height: 5 4
His wife s name is Renee and they have a daughter Siena. He is the son of a top South American jockey and the nephew of retired jockey Fernando Toro and trainer Juan Suarez.
He is a well known jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. Jose started his professional riding career as an apprentice in 1974 at Belmont Park and earned his first win in his third start. He along with his family moved to United States in 1989. He won the 2001 Breeders Cup Mile at Belmont Park riding for fellow Peruvian trainer Julio Canani.
|• Major Racing Wins Bay Meadows Breeders Cup Sprint (1999) Breeders Cup Mile (2001) Oak Leaf Stakes (2001) Oak Tree Breeders Cup Mile Stakes (2001, 2002) San Gabriel Handicap (2002) Beverly D. Stakes (2003) Santa Anita Derby (2004) Tuzla Handicap (2004) Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (2004) San Juan Capistrano Handicap (2004) Manhattan Handicap (2004) Palomar Breeders Cup Handicap (2004) Del Mar Oaks (2006) Del Mar Derby (2006) E. P. Taylor Stakes (2006) Eddie Logan Stakes (2006) All Along Stakes (2007) Dahlia Handicap (2008) New York Stakes (2009) Hollywood Gold Cup (2009) Significant Horses Big Jag, Val Royal, Arravale, Rail Trip|
May 23, 2015