Julian Pimentel

Birth Date: January 30, 1981
Birth Place: Cali, Columbia

2017 398 68 60 54 $2,270,588
CAREER 9,963 1,563 1,412 1,338 $48,516,721
2017 SEASON: Finished with 63 wins to rank 10th among Maryland riders … was among Laurel’s winter-spring meet leaders when broke two toes after being thrown from his mount, Quick Witted, waiting to load for the final race April 15 and missed two weeks … finished the stand seventh in wins (27) and eighth in purses ($855,436) … broke the T-12 vertebrae in his back and had a hairline fracture of his right knee in a spill during training hours July 1, returning Aug. 10 … won the General George (G3) aboard Imperial Hint, his first graded victory since the 2014 Parx Dash (G3).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Ranked ninth in the 2016 local standings with 44 wins…assorted injuries limited him to 358 mounts, his fewest since 2009 (288)…won the Conniver on Candida H., Miracle Wood and James W. Murphy aboard Marengo Road, White Oak Farm with Two Notch Road and Claiming Crown Rapid Transit Preview with It Behooves Me…Finished in the top nine in wins at Laurel’s winter-spring and fall meets and the Preakness Meet at Pimlico…Best finish came at winter-spring with 12 wins and $619,721 in purse earnings … ranked fifth in the Maryland standings 80 wins in 2015…rode Ben’s Cat towins in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint and Mister Diz Stakes…finished fourth in wins at both Laurel Park’s winter (25) and summer (13) meets…also ranked in the top seven at Laurel fall and Preakness Meet at Pimlico…finished eighth in the Maryland standings with 53 winners…led the colony with 10 stakes victories…was aboard Ben’s Cat for two added money victories in the state and two more out of town…won Private Terms and Tesio Stakes aboard Kid Cruz and earned his first Preakness Stakes (G1) mount aboard the Linda Rice trainee (finished eighth)…after five years as one of the top riders on the New Jersey circuit moved his tack to Maryland during the summer 2006…was second in the Pimlico-Laurel Park standings in 2011 with 102 winners and established a career-high with 146 victories…captured the 2008 Laurel summer meet riding title…teamed won a career-best five races on October 11, 2011…rode Norman Asbjornson in the Preakness Stakes (G1)… won his 1,000th race aboard Pet Me Pet Me at Delaware Park on September 19, 2011…rode four winners at Laurel Park on September 29 2012, including three aboard Mike Trombetta trained runners finished third in the local standings in 2008 2010 and 2012… teamed up with Trombetta for a pair of important stakes wins in ‘08: Spectacular Malibu (Maryland Million Distaff) and Peace Town (Maryland Juvenile Championship)…rode Ben’s Cat to a added money victories in 2010, 2012 and 2013…2001 finalist for outstanding apprentice when he was the leading rider at The Meadowlands, winning 145 races and earning a career-best $4.3 million…top 10 rider at Monmouth Park and The Meadowlands from 2001-2005…ranked 50th in earnings in 2004 ($4.2 million)…won the Oceanport Handicap (G3) with Runspastum…rode his first domestic winner aboard Concega in December 2000…rode in his native Columbia for more than a year before heading to the States.
PERSONAL: began his career as an exercise rider for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott…agent is Ronnie Gerardo.