Michael Valiante’s Top 15

June 27, 2019

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My Top 15 Hispanic Jockeys

By Michael Valiante

Throughout its history, America has proven to be a land of opportunity for immigrants around the world who have come here and carved out a name for themselves through hard work and discipline. As an example, the game of thoroughbred racing has been enriched by contributions from many Hispanic jockeys. Below are (in my opinion) the top 15 Hispanic jockeys of all time listed by their place of birth. To qualify for this list a jockey must either be retired, or if active, be over 30 years old.

Los 15 mejores jinetes hispanos

A lo largo de su historia, Estados Unidos ha demostrado ser una tierra de oportunidades para los inmigrantes de todo el mundo que han venido aquí y se forjaron un nombre a través del trabajo duro y la disciplina. Como ejemplo, el juego de las carreras de pura sangre se ha enriquecido con las contribuciones de muchos jockeys hispanos.  A continuación se encuentran (en mi opinión) los 15 mejores jinetes hispanos de todos los tiempos enumerados por su lugar de nacimiento. Para calificar para esta lista, un jockey debe ser retirado, o si está activo, debe tener más de 30 años.


Laffit Pincay, 

Jacinto Vasquez,

Braulio Baeza, 

Manuel Ycaza, 

Jorge Velazquez, 

Alex Solis

Puerto Rico

Angel Cordero,

John Velazquez


Edgar Prado,

Jorge Chavez


Ramon Dominguez, 

Javier Castellano


Jose Santos

Dominican Republic

Joel Rosario


Victor Espinoza

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