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Birth Date: June 11, 1989
Birth Place: Orangeburg, South Carolina
2011 SEASON: finished sixth in Maryland with 51 wins, including a riding triple at Laurel Park on February 12…victorious aboard Eighttofasttocatch in the Japan Racing Association Stakes…guided 83-1 shot Gaby Little Girl to a turf score on October 10…the second leading rider at the Colonial Downs summer meeting.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: arrived in Maryland in the fall of 2006…started riding full-time at Colonial Downs that summer after completing his junior year of high school…ranked eighth in Maryland with 73 wins in 2007 and was second at Colonial Downs while riding with the apprentice weight allowance…rode four winners on September 13, 2008 at Laurel Park, including Mr. Keeper in the Oliver’s Twist Stakes, and November 6, 2009…broke his maiden aboard The Bohemon for Hamilton Smith at Colonial Downs on July 8, 2005...rode a career-high five winners at Laurel on August 14, 2010 including four for trainer Chris Grove…tied for sixth in the Maryland standings in 2010.
PERSONAL: learned how to ride at Franklin Smith’s Elloree Training Center in South Carolina…agent is Jay “Shug” Burtis.