Horacio Karamanos

Birth Date: June 28, 1973
Birth Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina

STATISTICS: STARTS 1st 2nd 3rd MONEY
2013 658 96 97 106 $2,987,028
CAREER 10,310 1,655 1,479 1,490 $37,213,504

2013 SEASON: finished eighth in the local standings with 56 victories…won the Safely Kept Stakes aboard Lady Sabelia…captured the riding title at Colonial Downs for the sixth time.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: arrived in Maryland in 2002 and has been a consistent figure in the colony… finished third in the Maryland standings in ’02 with 169 victories…tied for fifth a year later, was sixth in 2004, fourth in 2005 and second in 2007…has four riding titles in the state: 2002 Laurel summer, 2003 Pimlico summer-fall, 2007 Laurel fall and 2010 Pimlico spring…ranked 22nd in North America with 237 winners in 2002…tied a Laurel record by riding seven winners on October 26, 2002…captured his first US riding title at Colonial Downs in 2002 and won six titles there including three straight (2007-09)…won the 2007 Virginia Derby (G2) aboard Red Giant…one of the top riders in Argentina for a decade (with more than 1,500 victories) before moving to south Florida in 2001 where he was eighth in the jockey standings at Calder…first domestic winner was aboard Hallow Connection at Calder in 2001…earned 1,000th domestic winner at Laurel on April 14, 2007 with Royalties…won a pair of races on Maryland Million day in 2009 and 2012…rode 285 winners in his native Argentina from October 2008-March 2010 before returning to Maryland…tied Abel Castellano for the top spot in the colony with eight stakes wins in the state in 2012, including two aboard top sprinter Action Andy (Maryland Million Sprint and Frank J. De Francis Dash).

PERSONAL: agent is former rider Frank Douglas.