Victor Carrasco

Birth Date: June 28, 1992
Birth Place: Guayama, Pureto Rico

2014 1,102 188 183 171 $5,436,362
CAREER 2,168 403 348 347 $9,794,077
2017 SEASON: Ranked 11th in Maryland with 63 wins … missed nearly six weeks with a fractured shoulder blade from an April 2 spill at Laurel … returned May 11 and captured Laurel’s summer meet with 36 wins, his fourth individual state meet title … had surgery to repair a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg in a fall Sept. 14 at Delaware Park, prematurely ending his season … won the What a Summer with Sweet On Smokey and Mister Diz with Phlash Phelps.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Ended 2016 third in the local standings with 139 wins and $4.01 million in purse earnings…finished in top four in wins at all four Maryland meets, including second in Laurel’s winter-spring stand…won a pair of Maryland Million races with Greatbullsoffire in the Nursery and Phlash Phelps in the Turf…also won stakes with Sweet on Smokey (What a Summer), Sophia’s Song (Caesar’s Wish) and A.P. Majetstic (Weber City Miss)…Led Laurel’s summer meet in wins and purse earnings until missing the final month with a foot injury and wound up third … for the second straight year ranked second in the local standings with 133 victories in 2015…was leading rider in wins (25) and purse earnings ($743,513) at Laurel Park’s summer meet…topped the Preakness Meet at Pimlico with 35 wins and was third with $1.05 million in purse earnings…won the Maryland Million Turf and Find Stakes with Phlash Phelps…registered a five-win day Oct. 24 at Laurel Park, for an average win payoff of $10.96…ranked second in the local standings with 126 victories in 2014…finished second at all three meets (Laurel winter, Pimlico spring, Laurel fall)…rode seven stakes winners in the state, including two aboard Golden Years (Maryland Million Nursery & The Marylander)…rode four winners on Feb. 6 and May 31 and had 10 three win days…became the 10th Maryland-based rider to win the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice rider (2013)…led all bug riders in wins (215) and earnings ($4,357,715)…ranked third in the Maryland standings with 95 winners…won the Laurel Park fall standings with 69 victories…from November 13 through December 31, he rode at least one winner in 24 of the 28 live racing days…tied for second in the Pimlico spring standings with 26 first place finishes, which included eight multiple win days…rode 11 winners in Puerto Rico before relocating to the States in March…first domestic victory was aboard Wellspring Legacy at Tampa Bay Downs on March 23, 2013.
PERSONAL: graduated from Escuela Vocacional Hipica jockey school…agent is Tom Stift.