Jose Santos grew up loving horse racing and was also the son of a champion jockey and one of the best around. Jose Santos ruled the roost for many years on the New York and Florida circuits while winning a Kentucky Derby and his share of Breeders’ Cup races along the way. The Belmont Stakes, The Breeders’ Cup Classic, name it and there is a good chance Jose won it. His son, also named Jose but often called Joe affectionately to differentiate the two, wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and be a rider. His height, size and weight said no, you’ll have to find another way.
Joe thought he would be a trainer but eventually realized being a jockey’s agent was more to his liking and he has become a very respected agent in this highly competitive field.
Joe sat down with Past the Wire’s Jonathan Stettin and Michael Vale to discuss his career, how he got to where he is, and what his unique vision is for jockey agents in the future. The show is available both on our Past the Wire TV YouTube channel and our Gate to Wire podcast!
Besides Joe being extremely personable he brings knowledge well beyond his years to the table and is more than happy to share all he has learned about the game we all love, thoroughbred horse racing.
You’ll enjoy our chat with Jose, our reminiscing about his Dad, amd learning what goes on behind the scenes in the world of a jockey agent.
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Photo courtesy Jose Santos, Jose and rider David Cabrerra