Photo by Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO.
By Maribeth Kalinich
The Parx Jockey Colony came down to celebrate Panamanian jockey Ruben Silvera‘s 1,000th career victory on December 13, 2022, at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA.
Silvera rode Angelus Warrior to the milestone victory in the 6th race for trainer Jamie Ness and owners Madison Avenue Racing Stable Inc. & Jagger Inc.
Attending Panama’s jockey school with the likes of Luis Saez, the 32-year-old jockey started riding in 2001. Silvera legged up in his first U.S. race March 24, 2011, at Gulfstream Park, finishing fourth aboard Great Bear. Six weeks later at Calder he scored his first winner with Power Rules May 7.
Currently leading the Parx jockey standings, he has had 6,705 career starts with 970 second places and 938 thirds. Silvera has amassed $30,390,378 in career earnings.
In 2021 Silvera was ranked 12th by wins and 34th by earnings in the Top 100 according to Equibase data.
The rocking’ jock has seven mounts on Wednesday’s card at Parx in races 2-5, 7 & 8 and race 11. We wish him the best of luck!