One-on-One with Jockey Dylan Davis, Leading Rider at AQU, Discusses Recent Rides and Family History

February 5, 2024

The current leading rider at Aqueduct this winter, Dylan Davis, joins Past The Wire for a candid conversation about his growing up in a racing family, any perception of a conflict of interest when he rides against his sisters or brother-in-law, plus how he prepares for each race.

Davis breaks down two recent races from Aqueduct and explains why he positioned his horses where he did. He also shares the challenges of life as a jockey and what it takes to ride successfully at Saratoga.


Jockey Dylan Davis is having a stellar season, leading the jockey standings at Aqueduct racetrack. Dylan comes from a long line of racing families – his father was a renowned jockey and now Dylan is looking to surpass his accomplishments.

In the video, Dylan discusses the challenges of maintaining focus and form throughout the busy New York racing season. He shares insights into his race day routine, from morning workouts and handicapping, to navigating trips and making tactical riding decisions.

Dylan stresses the importance of composure under pressure. Fans are treated to Dylan’s analyses of two of his recent wins, where his patience and rail-hugging tactics paid off. For horseplayers, Dylan offers a rare glimpse into a jockey’s mindset. Tune in to watch this rising star continue climbing the ranks – his insider knowledge and skill in the saddle make him one to study and enjoy all season long.

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