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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Champions and potential champs clash in weekend racing

Champions and potential champs clash in weekend racing

Will Take Charge tries to cement the 3-year-old crown in Kentucky and champions clash in New York as a long weekend of racing rolls on.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Some top prospects for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are on display this weekend and there's a showdown for older horses out west.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Cornelio Velasquez
Mike Smith (Left) riding Giacomo outduels Closing Argument ridden by Cornelio Velasquez to win the 131st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville on May 7, 2005. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)
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Clasico del Caribe (1992) Whirlaway Stakes (1999) Aqueduct Handicap (2000) Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (2002) Memorial Day Handicap (2002) Oklahoma Derby (2002) Alcibiades Stakes (2003) Clasico del Caribe (2003) Alabama Stakes (2004) Clasico del Caribe (2004) Holy Bull Stakes (2004, 2005, 2007) Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (2004) Adirondack Breeders' Cup Stakes (2005) Arlington Handicap (2005) Demoiselle Stakes (2005) Secretariat Stakes (2005, 2006) Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint (2005) Bed O' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap (2005) Ashland Stakes (2006) Jamaica Handicap (2006) Belmont Lexington Stakes (2006) Lexington Stakes (2006) Ogden Phipps Handicap (2006) Beaugay Handicap (2006) Remsen Stakes (2006) Shuvee Handicap (2006) Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (2006) Swale Stakes (2007) Bonnie Miss Stakes (2007) Honorable Miss Handicap (2008) Brooklyn Derby (2010) Manhattan Handicap (2010) Ballerina Stakes (2010)

Cornelio H. Velásquez (born September 28, 1968 in Panama City, Panama) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He was introduced to horse racing at age fifteen by trainer Carlos Salazar Guardia in his native Panama and enrolled in the national jockey school. In his first year of racing he was his country's top apprentice jockey and was the leading rider again in 1994 and 1995.

In 1996 Cornelio Velasquez emigrated to the United States to race at Elmont, New York's Belmont Park. During the ensuing ten years he competed at meets at tracks in Kentucky and Florida, winning several riding titles. His big break came in 2003 when he won his first Breeders' Cup on Cajun Beat in the Breeders' Cup Sprint. A two-time winner of Breeders' Cup races, in 2005 Velasquez rode Closing Argument to a second place finish in the Kentucky Derby and in 2007 is scheduled to compete on the well-regarded colt, Nobiz Like Shobiz.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Cornelio Velasquez."
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