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Birth Date: August 28, 1987
Birth Place: Bossier City, Louisiana
2011 SEASON: topped the riding standings at the major Maryland tracks with 126 winners…won all three meets…led the colony with 10 stakes wins…guided Eighttofasttocatch to three stakes victories, including the MD Million Classic…won a pair of added money races aboard Red’s Round Table…aboard Concealed Identity for two stakes scores and a 10th place finish in the Preakness Stakes (Grade 1)…matched a career-high by riding five winners on March 24…won the riding title at Colonial Downs…set new career marks in wins (195).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: won three races on the 2010 MD Million card: Regal Solo (Classic), Jack On The Rocks (Sprint) and Blind Date (Distaff)…captured his first career riding title by winning the 2008 Laurel fall meet…won 26 races during the first five weeks of the 2007 Laurel fall meet, including a career-high five races at on October 4 but fractured vertebrae during a spill on Oct. 20 and missed the remainder of the year…first domestic winner was aboard Prone at Colonial Downs on July 17, 2007.
PERSONAL: father Dean was a jockey who rode in England, South Africa and Germany… born in Louisiana but raised in New Market, England…after attending a racing school in England and having a dozen mounts, including his first career win in July 2005 at Catterick, England came to the U.S. under the tutelage of famed trainer Michael Dickinson at Tapeta Farm in Maryland…worked Street Sense in Florida and was a guest of assistant trainer Ian Wilkes at Churchill Downs when the colt won the 2007 Kentucky Derby…agent is Marty Leonard.