Jockey Profile

As of 09.23.17

Manuel Franco

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Racing achievements and Top 100 Rankings include North American (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico) Thoroughbred races only.

Best Racing Class Achieved

Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Jockey


2017 Statistics
Starts: 963
Firsts: 141
Seconds: 126
Thirds: 135
Earnings: $8,870,830
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $9,212
*Includes North American and Dubai World Cup Day statistics (must have at least one start in North America)
Career Statistics:
Starts: 5,963
Firsts: 769
Seconds: 758
Thirds: 799
Earnings: $43,197,127
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $7,244
Earnings/Wins Rankings


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Ranked #9 of 1,470 Jockeys with $8.87 Million in Earnings in 2017

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Statistics By Year
Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings All Starts
2017 963 141 126 135 $8,870,830 View
2016 1,480 192 200 191 $12,476,926 View
2015 1,213 151 172 159 $9,353,812 View
2014 1,218 155 150 160 $8,205,863 View
2013 1,089 130 110 154 $4,289,696 View

Current Entries

Belmont Park - 9/27/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
2 Maiden Claiming TB Get Ready Freddie Todd Pletcher
3 Claiming TB Novique Michelle Nevin
6 Allowance TB Violet Blue James Toner
7 Claiming TB Slim Shadey (GB) Jason Servis
8 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Dr. Shane Nicholas Esler
9 Maiden Special Weight TB Prince Reigner Thomas Albertrani

Belmont Park - 9/28/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
1 Starter Allowance TB Short Kakes David Cannizzo
2 Maiden Special Weight TB Hit the Diamond Brian Lynch
5 Claiming TB Ready for Summer Steve Klesaris
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Unspoken Mission Ralph Nicks
7 Claiming TB Aire Bueno (CHI) Gary Contessa
8 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Literata Rudy Rodriguez
9 Maiden Claiming TB Paula's Pistol Michelle Nevin

Current Results

Belmont Park - 9/17/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
2 Maiden Claiming TB I'm an Ocala Dude 6 Michelle Nevin
3 Claiming TB Nominal Dollars 5 David Cannizzo
4 Maiden Special Weight TB Barrier Island 2 Claude McGaughey III
5 Starter Allowance TB Acoustic 6 Rudy Rodriguez
6 Claiming TB Holding Aces 1 Chris Englehart
7 Maiden Special Weight TB Southern Gal 2 Mark Casse
8 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Yummy Bear 2 David Donk
9 Allowance TB The Caretaker 7 Kiaran McLaughlin
10 Maiden Claiming TB Pure Gemmz 9 Raymond Handal

Belmont Park - 9/16/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
1 Claiming TB Casigordo 3 Chris Englehart
2 Maiden Claiming TB Admirals Cove 5 David Donk
3 Maiden Special Weight TB Victory Lane 3 Claude McGaughey III
4 Claiming TB Hold Me Down 2 Bruce Levine
5 Maiden Special Weight TB Pass It On 7 Claude McGaughey III
6 Claiming TB Weekend Hottie 3 David Donk
7 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Toughest 'Ombre 5 Thomas Albertrani
8 Allowance TB Battle Midway 4 David Cannizzo
9 Sands Point Stakes (Gr. 2) TB Vue Fantastique (FR) 6 Fabrice Chappet
10 Claiming TB Cordero (IRE) 6 William Mott

Top 20 Horses

Horse Sex Earnings Best Win (Race Class) Best Win (Race Name)
Joking Gelding $598,226 Grade 1 Winner Vosburgh S.
Sunny Ridge Gelding $437,650 Grade 3 Winner Withers S.
Empire Dreams Gelding $405,684 N/A N/A
Quezon Mare $343,200 N/A N/A
Jc's Shooting Star Mare $338,258 N/A N/A
Vision Perfect Horse $306,879 N/A N/A
World Approval Gelding $300,000 Grade 1 Winner Fourstardave H.
Send It In Gelding $298,200 N/A N/A
Yellow Agate Filly $285,000 Grade 1 Winner Frizette S.
Loki's Vengeance Horse $229,209 N/A N/A
Old Harbor Mare $220,500 N/A N/A
Saythreehailmary's Mare $207,800 N/A N/A
Long Haul Bay Colt $198,000 Grade 3 Winner Bay Shore S.
Lost Raven Filly $185,350 N/A N/A
Dr. Shane Gelding $181,200 N/A N/A
Royal Inheritance Filly $177,067 N/A N/A
Hot Rendezvous Mare $176,959 N/A N/A
Escape to the Moon Gelding $171,957 N/A N/A
The Lewis Dinner Mare $171,900 N/A N/A
Sanctify Gelding $170,355 N/A N/A



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