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Birth Date: March 03, 1980
Birth Place: Ponce, Puerto Rico
2011 SEASON: ranked fourth in the Maryland standings with 68 victories, which included two three-win days (March 18 & October 14)…finished fifth during the Presque Isle Downs meet (May-Sept.)...won his 1,000th race on July 5, when he rode Pot of Gold to victory at Presque Isle.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: has been a top ten rider in the state since 2003, including a second place finishes in 2006, 2009 and 2010…earned his first graded victory-winning the Grade III Bill Hartack Handicap at Hawthorne aboard Ryan’s For Real for trainer Dale Capuano in 2008…earned two summer stand titles at Pimlico (2004 and 2005)…won 2009 Laurel fall meet title, which included 15 multiple win afternoons and winning at a 27% rate…captured the 2010 Laurel Park fall title…tied Eric Camacho for the top spot at the eight-day Timonium State Fair meet in 2004…regular rider for Irish Colony in 2003, as the two teamed up to win seven races during the year (six at Laurel), including a score on Maryland Million day…victorious in the $200,000 Martha Washington Breeders’ Cup in 2006 with Precious Kitten…won career-best four wins on Nov, 23, 2003, Apr. 10, 2005, Oct. 31, 2009 and Dec. 9, 2009.…broke his maiden with Ifyouknowwhatimean at Philadelphia Park on September 28, 2002...rode his first race at Calder earlier that month.
PERSONAL: learned to ride horses for top trainer Mark Casse at Ocala…agent is Paul Plymire.