Jockey Profile

Kent J. Desormeaux

Best Racing Class Achieved

Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Jockey

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2018 Statistics*
Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
164 32 17 27 $2,278,559
Career Statistics
Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
31,266 5,957 4,985 4,292 $279,961,678

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*Includes North American and Dubai World Cup Day statistics (must have at least one start in North America)


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Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings Earnings Per Start Win % ITM % All Starts
Career 31,266 5,957 4,985 4,292 $279,961,678 $8,954 19% 49% N/A
2018 164 32 17 27 $2,278,559 $13,894 20% 46% View
2017 542 109 87 58 $7,348,961 $13,559 20% 47% View
2016 585 109 98 78 $9,208,631 $15,741 19% 49% View
2015 552 84 93 72 $7,214,356 $13,069 15% 45% View
2014 536 90 79 72 $7,404,694 $13,815 17% 45% View
2013 466 64 56 58 $2,132,582 $4,576 14% 38% View
2012 263 37 38 31 $2,829,842 $10,760 14% 40% View
2011 595 82 81 63 $4,332,498 $7,282 14% 38% View
2010 641 109 87 78 $8,686,029 $13,551 17% 43% View
2009 936 177 129 130 $13,262,760 $14,170 19% 47% View
2008 999 171 155 141 $15,645,147 $15,661 17% 47% View
2007 1,091 206 182 137 $11,922,428 $10,928 19% 48% View
2006 810 135 99 123 $8,520,558 $10,519 17% 44% View
2005 483 75 89 69 $4,646,416 $9,620 16% 48% View
2004 696 109 108 104 $8,729,543 $12,542 16% 46% View
2003 579 78 98 77 $6,035,056 $10,423 13% 44% View
2002 977 160 168 143 $11,676,407 $11,951 16% 48% View
2001 771 133 133 108 $6,987,401 $9,063 17% 49% View
2000 886 177 132 137 $13,471,186 $15,204 20% 50% View
1999 667 115 107 102 $9,077,145 $13,609 17% 49% View
1998 1,053 199 205 152 $14,613,667 $13,878 19% 53% View
1997 1,063 186 170 147 $10,562,163 $9,936 17% 47% View
1996 1,053 182 185 140 $9,028,381 $8,574 17% 48% View
1995 1,179 236 201 167 $10,842,731 $9,197 20% 51% View
1994 1,165 251 188 176 $11,294,841 $9,695 22% 53% View
1993 1,206 279 203 160 $12,542,405 $10,400 23% 53% View
1992 1,564 364 258 206 $14,196,390 $9,077 23% 53% View
1991 1,390 212 216 200 $7,555,370 $5,436 15% 45% View
1990 1,415 220 218 178 $7,134,325 $5,042 16% 44% View
1989 2,312 597 384 309 $9,062,563 $3,920 26% 56% View
1988 1,897 474 295 276 $6,276,241 $3,309 25% 55% View
1987 2,207 450 370 294 $5,122,633 $2,321 20% 50% View
1986 525 55 56 80 $539,769 $1,028 10% 36% View

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

Career Honors

Hall of Fame - 2004

Eclipse Award Outstanding Jockey - 1992

Eclipse Award Outstanding Jockey - 1989

Eclipse Award Outstanding Apprentice Jockey - 1987

Triple Crown Highlights

1st Preakness S. - 2016 - Exaggerator

1st Belmont S. - 2009 - Summer Bird

1st Preakness S. - 2008 - Big Brown

1st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands - 2008 - Big Brown

1st Kentucky Derby - 2000 - Fusaichi Pegasus

1st Preakness S. - 1998 - Real Quiet

1st Kentucky Derby - 1998 - Real Quiet

2nd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands - 2016 - Exaggerator

2nd Preakness S. - 2006 - Sweetnorthernsaint

2nd Belmont S. - 2002 - Medaglia d'Oro

2nd Preakness S. - 2000 - Fusaichi Pegasus

2nd Belmont S. - 1998 - Real Quiet

2nd Preakness S. - 1997 - Free House

3rd Belmont S. presented by DraftKings - 2015 - Keen Ice

3rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands - 2012 - Dullahan

3rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands - 2010 - Paddy O'Prado

3rd Kentucky Derby - 2004 - Imperialism

3rd Belmont S. - 1997 - Free House

3rd Kentucky Derby - 1990 - Pleasant Tap

Breeders' Cup Highlights

1st TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint - 2017 - Roy H

1st Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile - 2014 - Texas Red

1st Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic - 2010 - Unrivaled Belle

1st Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile - 2007 - Corinthian

1st Breeders' Cup Sprint - 1995 - Desert Stormer

1st Breeders' Cup Turf - 1993 - Kotashaan (FR)

2nd Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic - 2009 - Mushka

2nd Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies - 2008 - Dream Empress

2nd NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile - 2003 - Touch of the Blues (FR)

2nd Breeders' Cup Sprint - 2000 - Honest Lady

2nd Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies - 1998 - Excellent Meeting

3rd Breeders' Cup Mile - 2017 - Blackjackcat

3rd Marathon S. - 2016 - Blue Tone

3rd Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf - 2009 - Interactif

3rd Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf - 2000 - Catella (GER)

3rd Breeders' Cup Classic - 1999 - Golden Missile

3rd Breeders' Cup Turf - 1998 - Dushyantor

3rd Breeders' Cup Mile - 1998 - Labeeb (GB)

3rd Breeders' Cup Distaff - 1995 - Lakeway

3rd Breeders' Cup Juvenile - 1992 - River Special

Top 100 Rankings (Since 2000)

Ranked 22nd by Earnings - 2017

Ranked 17th by Earnings - 2016

Ranked 24th by Earnings - 2015

Ranked 25th by Earnings - 2014

Ranked 99th by Earnings - 2012

Ranked 52nd by Earnings - 2011

Ranked 15th by Earnings - 2010

Ranked 4th by Earnings - 2009

Ranked 47th by Wins - 2009

Ranked 53rd by Wins - 2008

Ranked 3rd by Earnings - 2008

Ranked 11th by Earnings - 2007

Ranked 32nd by Wins - 2007

Ranked 17th by Earnings - 2006

Ranked 88th by Wins - 2006

Ranked 46th by Earnings - 2005

Ranked 15th by Earnings - 2004

Ranked 31st by Earnings - 2003

Ranked 74th by Wins - 2002

Ranked 10th by Earnings - 2002

Ranked 25th by Earnings - 2001

Ranked 4th by Earnings - 2000

Ranked 54th by Wins - 2000

Current Entries

Santa Anita - 4/26/2018

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
8 Maiden Special Weight TB Into Glamour Richard Baltas

Santa Anita - 4/27/2018

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
1 Maiden Special Weight TB Wound Tight Robert Hess, Jr.
3 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Red Lightning William Morey
5 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Bunny Yogurt John Sadler
7 Claiming TB Papa Turf J. Desormeaux
8 Maiden Special Weight TB Boogie Jacqueline Higgins

Current Results

Santa Anita - 4/22/2018

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
2 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Not Now Carolyn 1 J. Desormeaux
4 Claiming TB Tough It Out 1 Vladimir Cerin
6 San Juan Capistrano Stakes (Gr. 3) TB Rye 3 William Morey
7 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Sorry Erik 3 J. Desormeaux

Santa Anita - 4/21/2018

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
4 Claiming TB Broken Up 3 John Martin
5 Kona Gold Stakes (Gr. 2) TB Calculator 4 Peter Miller
6 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Cordiality 6 Mark Glatt
8 American Stakes (Gr. 3) TB Blackjackcat 4 Mark Glatt
9 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Powder 6 Ian Kruljac
11 Claiming TB Resky Business 4 William Morey

Santa Anita - 4/20/2018

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
1 Starter Allowance TB Saratoga Morning 7 J. Desormeaux

Top 20 Horses

Horse Sex Earnings Best Win (Race Class) Best Win (Race Name)
Big Brown Horse $3,576,700 Grade 1 Winner Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands
Exaggerator Horse $3,460,000 Grade 1 Winner Preakness S.
Summer Bird Horse $2,200,000 Grade 1 Winner Shadwell Travers S.
Real Quiet Horse $2,198,800 Grade 1 Winner Kentucky Derby
Fusaichi Pegasus Horse $1,987,800 Grade 1 Winner Kentucky Derby
Kotashaan (FR) Horse $1,976,600 Grade 1 Winner Breeders' Cup Turf
Premium Tap Horse $1,863,316 Grade 1 Winner Clark H.
Best Pal Gelding $1,839,950 Grade 1 Winner Santa Anita H.
Unrivaled Belle Mare $1,791,436 Grade 1 Winner Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic
Texas Red Horse $1,760,500 Grade 1 Winner Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Golden Missile Horse $1,609,700 Grade 1 Winner Pimlico Special H.
Paddy O'Prado Horse $1,606,800 Grade 1 Winner Secretariat S.
Soul of the Matter Horse $1,351,618 Grade 1 Winner Super Derby
Touch of the Blues (FR) Horse $1,326,885 Grade 1 Winner Atto Mile S.
Roy H Gelding $1,325,000 Grade 1 Winner TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint
Imperative Gelding $1,297,495 Grade 2 Winner Charles Town Classic S.
Excellent Meeting Mare $1,235,000 Grade 1 Winner Hollywood Starlet S.
Free House Horse $1,234,361 Grade 1 Winner Santa Anita Derby
Ticker Tape (GB) Mare $1,231,265 Grade 1 Winner American Oaks Invitational
Astra Mare $1,190,170 Grade 1 Winner Gamely Breeders' Cup H.



As of 04.25.18