Nik Juarez

Birth Date: August 14, 1993
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland

2017 1,144 188 154 150 $6,470,219
CAREER 3,177 500 445 426 $15,129,874
2017 SEASON: Returned home to win the Black-Eyed Susan (G2) aboard Actress for trainer Jason Servis during Pimlico’s Preakness meet and the Chad Brown-trained Projected in the Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G2) at Laurel’s fall stand … came back again in the fall to take three Maryland Million races – the Classic (Bonus Points), Turf (Spartianos) and Nursery (Clever Mind) … tied for fourth with five-time champion Javier Castellano at Gulfstream Park’s winter Championship Meet with 58 wins, and ranked 11th with $1,553,179 in purse earnings … led Monmouth Park standings in wins (75) and purses earned ($2.19 million) … set career highs across the board in starts, wins and purses earned.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Rode 14 winners locally in 2016, 11 coming at Laurel’s winter-spring stand, before riding in South Florida and New Jersey…rode six winners from eight mounts on one card Jan. 11, 2016 at Laurel, three trained by Hugh McMahon…won graded stakes in the Skip Away (G3) with Valid at Gulfstream Park and the Salvator Mile (G3) with Res Judicata and Philip H. Iselin Stakes (G3) with Baccelo, both at Monmouth Park…Ranked second in wins (69) and purse earnings ($1.93 million) during Monmouth’s summer meet…ranked ninth in the Maryland standings with 58 victories in 2015…earned his first career stakes triumph with Valid in the Philip H. Iselin Stakes (G3) at Monmouth Park…made Breeders’ Cup debut aboard Valid in the Dirt Mile (G1), finishing fifth…ranked fourth during the Preakness Meet at Pimlico (28 wins) and fifth at Laurel Park’s fall meet (30 wins)…finished third with 45 wins and seventh with $1.18 million in purse earnings at Monmouth Park’s summer stand…won the Sapling Stakes with Sunny Ridge…won with his first career mount in North America aboard odds-on favorite Love Heart Dec. 14, 2013 at Laurel Park…former exercise rider for trainer Tim Keefe…missed seven months with a hip injury suffered at Monmouth Park in September 2014, making his return last April at Laurel Park.
PERSONAL: son of former rider Calixto Juarez, who won the 1991 John B. Campbell (G3) with J. R.’s Horizon and 513 races from 1990-2009…grandson of Charlie Linton, an exercise rider and outrider in Maryland…graduated from Winters Mill High School…agent is Ron Anderson.