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Jockey Profile

As of 12.09.16

John R. Velazquez

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



2016 Statistics *
Starts: 989
Firsts: 189
Seconds: 133
Thirds: 130
Earnings: $18,209,301
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $18,412
*Includes North American and Dubai World Cup Day statistics (must have at least one start in North America)
Career Statistics:
Starts: 31,109
Firsts: 5,636
Seconds: 4,563
Thirds: 4,068
Earnings: $356,931,875
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $11,474
*Includes North American statistics only
Earnings/Wins Rankings

Ranked #4 of 1,568 Jockeys with $18.21 Million in Earnings in 2016



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Statistics By Year
Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2016 989 189 133 130 $18,209,301
2015 1,001 193 147 135 $20,394,627
2014 927 166 144 113 $19,486,658
2013 929 178 160 134 $19,364,851
2012 979 188 130 117 $19,877,851
2011 1,223 248 174 175 $18,622,974
2010 1,192 239 183 157 $16,743,328
2009 1,160 204 152 142 $13,069,881
2008 1,179 216 166 157 $14,734,385
2007 1,128 199 161 150 $18,059,713
2006 947 218 165 112 $15,569,828
2005 1,149 250 177 146 $20,814,923
2004 1,327 334 222 181 $22,220,261
2003 1,313 306 194 175 $15,463,963
2002 1,394 289 221 185 $16,361,445
2001 1,411 305 220 166 $15,073,790
2000 1,082 200 189 131 $10,794,678
1999 1,430 259 216 214 $10,948,255
1998 1,360 230 204 196 $10,689,191
1997 1,280 181 167 177 $7,113,565
1996 1,362 212 204 172 $9,185,658
1995 1,226 198 164 156 $6,854,700
1994 1,087 142 168 148 $4,878,356
1993 980 131 135 126 $3,528,726
1992 947 100 131 116 $3,187,942
1991 1,137 152 122 131 $3,597,143
1990 970 109 114 126 $2,085,882

Current Entries

Gulfstream Park - 12/10/2016

Race Race PP ($.50) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
2 House Party Stakes TB Bode's Dream Todd Pletcher
4 Maiden Special Weight TB Fact Check Todd Pletcher
4 Maiden Special Weight TB Slaimy Todd Pletcher
6 Maiden Special Weight TB Stone Heart Antonio Sano
7 Pulpit Stakes TB Master Plan Todd Pletcher
8 Buffalo Man Stakes TB Sonic Mule Todd Pletcher
9 Smooth Air Stakes TB Fact Finding Todd Pletcher
10 Wait a While Stakes TB Bonita Springs Thomas Bush

Gulfstream Park - 12/11/2016

Race Race PP ($.50) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
2 Maiden Special Weight TB Lady Racer Todd Pletcher
3 Maiden Special Weight TB Seam Todd Pletcher
4 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Dolphus Joe Sharp
4 Allowance Optional Claiming TB J S Bach Todd Pletcher
7 Maiden Special Weight TB Bee R Bee Todd Pletcher
8 Claiming TB Lucky Kitten Fernando Abreu
9 Starter Allowance TB Lost Story Michael Matz

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