Jockey Profile

As of 08.19.17

Kent J. Desormeaux

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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


2017 Statistics
Starts: 318
Firsts: 61
Seconds: 54
Thirds: 38
Earnings: $3,655,014
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $11,494
*Includes North American and Dubai World Cup Day statistics (must have at least one start in North America)
Career Statistics:
Starts: 30,878
Firsts: 5,877
Seconds: 4,934
Thirds: 4,246
Earnings: $274,196,427
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $8,880
Earnings/Wins Rankings


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Ranked #29 of 1,414 Jockeys with $3.66 Million in Earnings in 2017

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Statistics By Year
Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings All Starts
2017 318 61 54 38 $3,655,014 View
2016 585 109 98 78 $9,208,631 View
2015 552 84 93 72 $7,214,356 View
2014 536 90 79 72 $7,404,694 View
2013 466 64 56 58 $2,132,582 View
2012 263 37 38 31 $2,829,842 View
2011 595 82 81 63 $4,332,498 View
2010 641 109 87 78 $8,686,029 View
2009 936 177 129 130 $13,262,760 View
2008 999 171 155 141 $15,645,147 View
2007 1,091 206 182 137 $11,922,428 View
2006 810 135 99 123 $8,520,558 View
2005 483 75 89 69 $4,646,416 View
2004 696 109 108 104 $8,729,543 View
2003 579 78 98 77 $6,035,056 View
2002 977 160 168 143 $11,676,407 View
2001 771 133 133 108 $6,987,401 View
2000 886 177 132 137 $13,471,186 View
1999 667 115 107 102 $9,077,145 View
1998 1,053 199 205 152 $14,613,667 View
1997 1,063 186 170 147 $10,562,163 View
1996 1,053 182 185 140 $9,028,381 View
1995 1,179 236 201 167 $10,842,731 View
1994 1,165 251 188 176 $11,294,841 View
1993 1,206 279 203 160 $12,542,405 View
1992 1,564 364 258 206 $14,196,390 View
1991 1,390 212 216 200 $7,555,370 View
1990 1,415 220 218 178 $7,134,325 View
1989 2,312 597 384 309 $9,062,563 View
1988 1,897 474 295 276 $6,276,241 View
1987 2,207 450 370 294 $5,122,633 View
1986 525 55 56 80 $539,769 View

Current Entries

Del Mar - 8/19/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
2 Allowance Optional Claiming TB American Pastime Robert Hess, Jr.
3 Allowance TB Love My Bud Martin Jones
4 Claiming TB Aeon Eddie Truman
8 $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (Gr. 1) TB Sorry Erik J. Desormeaux
9 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Big League Peter Miller
10 Del Mar Oaks Presented by The Jockey Club (Gr. 1) TB Meadowsweet Clifford Sise, Jr.

Del Mar - 8/20/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
4 Maiden Special Weight TB Literary Critic Clifford Sise, Jr.
6 Claiming TB Write in Candidate Robert Hess, Jr.
8 Del Mar Mile Handicap (Gr. 2) TB Blackjackcat Mark Glatt
9 Maiden Special Weight TB Midknight Attache J. Desormeaux
10 Allowance TB Lucy De Richard Baltas

Del Mar - 8/23/2017

Race Race PP ($.75) Race Type Breed Horse Trainer
2 Claiming TB Sally Simpson Robert Hess, Jr.
3 Maiden Claiming TB Majordomo Robert Hess, Jr.
5 Maiden Claiming TB Zippy Groom Robert Hess, Jr.
7 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes TB Soi Phet Leonard Powell
8 Maiden Claiming TB Tastemaker Clifford Sise, Jr.

Current Results

Del Mar - 8/18/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
5 Allowance TB Popular Kid 2 J. Desormeaux  
7 Green Flash Handicap TB St. Joe Bay 11 Peter Miller  

Del Mar - 8/17/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
4 Claiming TB Jensen 3 Robert Hess, Jr.
5 Maiden Special Weight TB Star of Kobol 4 Robert Hess, Jr.
8 Maiden Claiming TB Marq One 6 J. Desormeaux

Del Mar - 8/16/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
2 Maiden Claiming TB Midnight Run 2 J. Desormeaux
4 Maiden Claiming TB Decarchy Dawn 2 Robert Hess, Jr.

Del Mar - 8/13/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
1 Maiden Claiming TB Trustworthy 1 Clifford Sise, Jr.
5 Maiden Special Weight TB Red Lightning 1 William Morey
7 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Tooreen Dancer (IRE) 1 Philip D'Amato
8 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Beantown Boys 10 Robert Hess, Jr.

Del Mar - 8/12/2017

Race Race Type Breed Horse Finish Trainer Chart Video
1 Maiden Claiming TB Wicked Old Fashion 2 Robert Hess, Jr.
3 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Barleysugar (IRE) 1 Edward Freeman
5 Claiming TB Los Borrachos 1 Robert Hess, Jr.
7 Maiden Special Weight TB Beyond Pleasure 6 Robert Hess, Jr.
8 Allowance Optional Claiming TB Harbour Master (GB) 2 James Cassidy
9 Best Pal Stakes (Gr. 2) TB Fleetwood 3 J. Desormeaux
10 Maiden Special Weight TB Data Central 2 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 Colt $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.
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.
Milwaukee Brew Horse $1,110,000 Grade 1 Winner Santa Anita H.



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