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Actually, I am better than I thought I was going to be after the race. what makes Johnnys' year so amazing is that he has earned 9.1 million on only 470 mounts. Had the bridge jumper. My son said "Dad look Johnny V!" [Physically], I felt very good. Kentucky Derby 2021 Contenders. Afterwards, I was walking with my son (we were leaving GP) and Johnny was walking in front of us. was included in your comment, please remove any HTML code. he now shares mounts with castellano. Velazquez is a regular in the Triple Crown circuit having competed at 14 renewals of the Kentucky Derby. A day after his surgery, Johnny V is resting. Velazquez’s Kentucky Derby win marked his 200th Grade 1 victory in a legendary career. It feels great to be here.”. I am happy to be here. are there any updates on how he is doing this morning? Once I got there, it was very good. Among Velazquez' top mounts in 2011 were Uncle Mo, Trappe Shot, Sidney's Candy, R Heat Lightning and Aikenite. Jockey John Velazquez, celebrates with trainer H. Graham Motion (R) in the winner’s circle after Velazquez rode Animal Kingdom #16 to victory in the 137th Kentucky Derby at … Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities | Sale History Must've had Grateful Dead on my mind. Jockey of 2012 top two: John Valazguez and Mike Smith Winner for me: John Valazquez. He didn't try to do to much, but rather ran his race. I have seen so many bright apprentices and young riders come along and then BINGO something changes and they start reading their own press clippings. Now with his retirement and all, it was more of a "one-hit-wonder" with those two. Johny V get better bud!! Velazquez also won the 2007 Belmont Stakes aboard Rags To Riches Velazquez has also won 13 events at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Local anesthetic reigns supreme, Corder has given him rides on all the top stakes horses, I would be mad if it wasn't this good. For 2013, Velazquez rode Verrazano in the Kentucky Derby to a disappointing 14th, a previously undeafted trainee of Todd Pletcher. one jockey that has moved up through the ranks who is calm and quiet and lets his horses work is Mario G. His rides in the KD and PS were none other than stellar, and he let his horse work. Velazquez has had a long partnership with trainer Todd Pletcher, and they have won dozens of stakes races together. I read this every once in a while- It's one of my favorite threads. Last I heard, he was to visit his doctor on Monday and get a mount on Wednesday at Belmont, then 2 on Thursday and 3 in the Oaks... Just look at the Cards, he is riding in race #3 at Belmont. November, 24, 1971 - Carolina, Puerto Rico. Multiple Graded Stakes Winning Jockey. Looks like his dry spell is over. He has been awarded the United States Champion Jockey by Earnings (2004, 2005), Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey (2004, 2005) and the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (2009). And in 2020, the Hall of Famer collected his third win in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve aboard Authentic (defeating Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes winner Tiz the Law) and also rode top 3-year-old filly Gamine to two Grade 1 victories. Velazquez picked up his 16th Breeders’ Cup win in 2018 aboard Maker’s Mark Filly and Mare Turf victress Sistercharlie. Between Johnny and Javier, they are dominating Belmont today. Velazquez rode Overanalyze for the Belmont Stakes, another Pletcher trainee. A vote for the future, first recognized by a post icyhotboo had in the summer: Brian Hernandez, Jr., rider of Fort Larned. he also missed more than a month due to the shoulder injury. Jockey John R Velazquez statistics and form. Velazquez rounded out 2012 with a victory in the Belmont Stakes aboard Union Rags. He won his fifth Saratoga riding title in 2011. I know he was planning on being back in time, but has anyone seen him get a leg up and work a horse... We are only a couple of days from the Oaks. Day, Dominguez, Jacinto, Turcotte, Maple, BAILEY, Eddie D, etc are up there of course. It wasn't 100 W, 50 P, it was something else.. That makes no sense, lol. Hall of Famer Velazquez nears 2,000th win at Belmont Park, Authentic, Thousand Words fail to give Baffert Preakness record, Preakness 2020: Pace scenario again favors Authentic, 'Come and get me:' Johnny V spectacular aboard Authentic, Authentic holds off Tiz the Law, wins Kentucky Derby, Baffert: Gamine 'just didn't have it' in Kentucky Oaks, Kentucky Derby 2020: Diverse set of jockeys assembles in year of Covid, Kentucky Derby 2020: Authentic's team happy to have Velazquez, Sistercharlie runs for 'amazing accomplishment' in Diana, Flashback: Blame runs down Quality Road in the Whitney. Honorable mentions: To many to name! i realized that Johnny V. is having a tremendous year so far. They just clicked. He is a two-time winner of the Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey and ranks fourth on the career purse earnings list at $262 million. gotta love it xD It's nice to see them acting like real people. As one of the sport’s top earners, Velazquez has finished in the top-10 on the National Earnings List for Jockeys for 15 consecutive seasons. love him! Privacy Policy | Responsible Gaming | The thing that creates the separation between good and bad in all fields are mistakes. About CDI best jockey in country-God bless- & please get well soonxxoo, Recent tweet from Johnny V ... "I'm sitting up after surgery. He won the 2011 Kentucky Derby aboard Animal Kingdom. Everywhere you turn, joel is winning stakes races. According to Darrell Haire manager of the Jockeys Guild- JV didn't have much color, and initially the medication didn't agree with him. Since coming to the mainland United States from Puerto Rico in 1990, Velazquez has become one of racing's elite riders. In 2017, Always Dreaming brought Velazquez his second Kentucky Derby win, as the duo splashed to a 2 3/4-length victory in the run for the roses after dominating the Florida Derby. Wonder what the odds would be of that happening? Mike Smith is my all time fav, but he made a few bad mistakes this year that dropped him down on my list. he is my favorite jockey of all time-much love to him-I talk to him all the time on the paddock at Belmont if hes reading this he probably knows who I am any way best to him & speedy recovery will miss him whle hes out for rest of the year! John R. Velazquez. This overview of Pletcher's Belmont horses says that Velazquez is expected to ride one of the Repole starters. Velazquez is a regular in the Triple Crown circuit having competed at 14 renewals of the Kentucky Derby. powered by Disqus. Liked the dead heat in the 6th at GP. Accessibility | He has ridden the two-time Horse of the Year for most of the gelding's starts over the last few years. I greatly appreciate the way the fans reacted. It’s wonderful to be here and happy. John Velazquez, on his first mount back (4th aboard Lucky Friend in the 5th Race at Saratoga on Wednesday) after breaking his collarbone in a spill at Churchill Downs on June 16: “I was a little bit anxious to be out there. John R. Velazquez horse racing results, news, notes, top horses, biography, stakes, photos, and comments. … However, his top mount over the last few years has been Wise Dan. One of the best riders I have seen in my life. Sounds like he could have ridden UR in the Haskell. He won the 2011 Kentucky Derby aboard Animal Kingdom. History (1875-2019 Derby Results & Videos). He'll be in the hospital for at least a few days. JV talks about the importance of the correct triage of his injuries by the paramedics on BC day, and his commitment to the leadership of the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Five wins, a pair of second and third is not bad for the day. Velazquez rounded out 2012 with a victory in the Belmont Stakes aboard Union Rags. 2020 When John R. Velazquez, 45, saddles up for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, he’ll do so as one of the most decorated riders in the race. The standard and rightfully so has been Joel Rosario. Such a fantastic person, and rider, my wallet sure loves him. also as impressive is that he no longer is the exclusive jock for arguably the strongest stable in america. I just noticed I messed up my wager.. He also won his first Breeders' Cup race in three years when piloting Forever Unbridled to a win in the $2 million Distaff at Del Mar. John R. Velazquez Best Racing Class Achieved. Pedigree Notes Into Mischief stands at Spendthrift Farm for $175,000 (2020). | Wish Johnny the best and a very speedy recovery. Kentucky Derby 2020 - Field & Results - Derby 2020 - Road to the Derby - Derby 2020 - Derby Prep Replays. Usually the fewer you make the better you make out. that would be todd pletcher. God Bless u all!". 3/9/13 was another great day for Johnny! Copyright © 2010 - With the way the fans reacted, it was very nice. Even at ridiculous odds. There is something about him, that just makes it really hard not to like him. View results and future entries as well as statistics by course, race type and prize money. Stay up-to-date with the best from America's Best Racing. I had Cigar Street 100 dollars to win and 50 dollars to place. Thank u for all the well wishes and prayers! i was just looking at some stats for this years jockey colony. He has impressed me with almost every horse he throws his leg over, and is just a great jock in general. That's three races in the last 22 @ Gulfstream, have had a deadhead for 2nd. Looks like Johnny V may have a tough decision to make come Derby time. Among Velazquez' top mounts in 2011 were Uncle Mo, Trappe Shot, Sidney's Candy, R Heat Lightning and Aikenite. There is an incident at Aqueduct and Johnny V has been taken off by the EMT. deadheat. but in looking at the comparisons closer. You have never been on the sidelines in a football game. I have a hard time betting against any horse he rides .. He rode his first winner at the El Comandante track in January 1990 before moving to the U.S. Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. became his mentor and he spent a few months living with the legendary rider, who pushed him to improve. comments Kentucky Derby 2021. In any given race there are judgement calls and decisions to be made especially with a large field creating traffic. Twitter reports that Johnny V is in surgery having his spleen removed per Angel Cordero. The Hall of Famer was also on dual-Eclipse champion Main Sequence for that gelding's win in the Breeders' Cup Turf. Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, the “twin spires design”, and Churchill Downs Incorporated related trademarks are registered trademarks of Churchill Downs Incorporated. Jockey: John R. Velazquez Information provided by Equibase at time of entry. JV had a nice payoff today, winning the 8th race @ Gulfstream, paying $38.40 to win. Horse Racing Labs, LLC. I send prayers up for his quick recovery and send him lots of good wishes. rosario has earned (12.6 million on 774 mounts ) the big dubai payday is not included in that total. Thoughts are with you. Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 2011 aboard Animal Kingdom, rode the filly Rags to Riches to victory in the 2007 Belmont Stakes and has won 10 Breeders' Cup races. He was one of 10 finalists to make the ballot for racing's Hall of Fame in 2011 and was inducted into the Hallf of Fame in 2012.