Xavier Perez

Birth Date: December 02, 1987
Birth Place: Bayamon, Puerto Rico

2017 384 22 35 52 $825,062
CAREER 6,690 779 771 843 $18,785,022
2017 SEASON: Had 14 wins in the local standings … finished with five wins and $209,128 in purse earnings at Laurel’s summer meet … had four wins and $164,108 in purses earned from 38 mounts at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: finished with 13 wins locally…topped $200,000 in purse earnings at Laurel’s winter-spring meet and the Preakness Meet at Pimlico…rode six winners from 51 mounts at Charles Town … ranked 10th in the Maryland standings with 47 victories in 2015…captured the Maryland Million Distaff aboard Lionhearted Lady…won the Henry S. Clark Stakes with Talk Show Man…ranked in the top 10 at Laurel Park’s winter and fall meets as well as the Preakness Meet at Pimlico…finished ninth in the Maryland standings with 51 victories in 2014…won the General George Handicap (G3) aboard Bandbox…won two stakes for Hammy Smith including Talk Show Man, who upset Ben’s Cat in the Maryland Million Turf…teamed up with Dance to Bristol for seven straight victories in 2013, including a win in the Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Preakness weekend and three graded races in New York including the Ballerina (G1)… made national news with his ride aboard Spicer Cub at Pimlico on April 13, 2013 when the gelding bolted around the parked starting gate along the outside rail and still nearly won, losing by a nose…the replay has been viewed nearly 140,000 times on YouTube…rode 32 winners during the 2011 Laurel Park fall meeting, winning races for 20 different trainers with an average win mutuel of $14.75...first career winner was Danger Quest at Charles Town on August 25, 2007…won the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2010 with Sea Rescue at odds of 57-1.
PERSONAL: brother Ismael Perez is a Charles Town-based rider…agent is Tim Walsh.