J.D. Acosta

Birth Date: October 03, 1981
Birth Place: Santiago, Dominican Republic

STATISTICS: STARTS 1st 2nd 3rd MONEY
2013 1,193 218 188 170 $4,953,892
CAREER 15,789 2,559 2,305 2,125 $48,317,801

2013 SEASON: finished 13th in the rider standings with 30 winners…won General George Handicap (G3) aboard Javerre…earned career win 2,500 aboard Haywired at Laurel Park on September 28…captured the Timonium riding title for the fifth time…ranked 12th nationally in wins (218) and was 38th in earnings ($4.9 million).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: arrived in Maryland from Puerto Rico in 2002 and rode first domestic winner aboard Right Decision at Pimlico on April 14…finished that year as the fourth winningest apprentice with 172 victories…won 2008 Maryland Million Oaks aboard Sweet Goodbye…captured three stakes aboard Sweet Goodbye during the 2010 winter meeting, including the Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2)…has been a top five rider at Charles Town since 2003…captured riding titles at Timonium in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013…in 2008, finished third nationally in wins with a career-best 322 first place finishes and $6 million in earnings…primary rider for Rapid Redux during his record-setting 2011 season, riding seven of the 19 victories, including the October 27 and December 13 scores at Laurel Park…aboard Call of a Lion for all seven of his 2011 victories, including the Maryland Million Distaff Starter…won his 2,000th race on June 23, 2011 at Charles Town aboard Billysbenormal.

PERSONAL: good friend of boxing legend Felix Trinidad... agent is Mike Rose.