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UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

British Champions Day brings tears of joy at Ascot while another trio of British horses sweeps Canada's top turf races.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

3-year-old filly takes center stage in weekend racing as British Champions Day and Breeders' Cup loom on the near horizon.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Treve, Wise Dan triumphant on a huge weekend in Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing weekend preview

UPI horse racing weekend preview

The biggest Thoroughbred racing weekend of the year features the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe card in France and coast-to-coast Breeders' Cup preps in the US.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Shared Belief, Beholder, American Pharoah and Main Sequence among those making cases for the Breeders' Cup in weekend racing action.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

An upset in Germany's big race could affect the Arc de Triomphe odds; several U.S. horses return to form just in time to become Breeders' Cup threats.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Del Mar and Saratoga hit full stride in weekend racing as several horses turn in nice comeback efforts from England to California.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

Australia, Gold Ship, Untapable and Silver Max all victorious in weekend horse racing with potential new stars popping up from Iowa to Ireland
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI RacingWriter
UPI horse racing roundup

UPI horse racing roundup

A big weekend in Thoroughbred racing points toward some potential champions -- but which ones will live up to that potential?
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Champion horses are back on the track this weekend from Ireland to Japan, New York to California.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Royal Ascot winds down, Breeders' Cup preps in full international swing in weekend horse racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup

UPI Horse Racing Roundup

California Chrome comes up short of the Triple Crown at Belmont, Australia delivers the goods at Epsom in a busy weekend of Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
California Chrome draws gate No. 2 for historic Triple Crown try

California Chrome draws gate No. 2 for historic Triple Crown try

California Chrome bids to become the first U.S. Triple Crown winner since 1978, starting from post position No. 2 in Saturday's Belmont Stakes
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Horse Racing Roundup - Memorial Day edition

UPI Horse Racing Roundup - Memorial Day edition

Some important divisional battles kick off the summer season of racing in the United States.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI racing writer
California Chrome primed for second jewel of Triple Crown

California Chrome primed for second jewel of Triple Crown

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome working "like a rock star" for Saturday's Preakness.
Robert Kieckhefer
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John Velazquez
Jazil (R) ridden by jockey Fernando Jara, wins the 138th running of the Belmont Stakes as Bluegrass Cat, with jockey John Velazquez, comes in second at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY, on June 10, 2006. The race is the third leg of the triple crown but this year it did not feature either the Kentucky Derby or Preekness winners. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Ohio Derby (1991) Jamaica Handicap (1994, 1998, 2002) Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Handicap (1995, 2004, 2005) Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (1995) Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap (1995, 2005) Alabama Stakes (1996, 2003) Beldame Stakes (1996, 2005) Champagne Stakes (1996, 2004, 2006, 2010) Futurity Stakes (1996, 1998, 2006) Metropolitan Handicap (1996, 1999, 2010) Mother Goose Stakes (1996, 2001) Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (1998, 2006) Sanford Stakes (1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007) Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (1999) Vagrancy Handicap (1999, 2001, 2004, 2005) Acorn Stakes (2000) Ashland Stakes (2001) Ladies Handicap (2001) Lawrence Realization Stakes (2001, 2002) Remsen Stakes (2001, 2005) Vosburgh Stakes (2001, 2006) Dwyer Stakes (2002, 2003) Frizette Stakes (2002, 2005) Matron Stakes (2002) Personal Ensign Handicap (2002, 2004) Suburban Handicap (2002) Whitney Handicap (2002, 2007, 2008) Saranac Handicap (2003) Kentucky Oaks (2004) Sabin Stakes (2004, 2005) Appalachian Stakes (2005, 2007, 2008) Blue Grass Stakes (2005) Brooklyn Handicap (2005) Clark Handicap (2005) Travers Stakes (2005) Louisiana Derby (2007) Orchid Handicap (2005, 2006, 2008) Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (2005) Fountain of Youth Stakes (2007) Beaugay Handicap (2008) Prioress Stakes (2008) Test Stakes (1996, 1999, 2008) La Brea Stakes (2008) Massachusetts Handicap (2000, 2008) Richter Scale Sprint Handicap (2007, 2008) Old Hat Stakes (2005, 2008, 2009) Florida Derby (2009) American Classic Race & Breeders' Cup wins: Belmont Stakes (2007) Breeders' Cup Mile (1998) Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2000, 2002) Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2002) Breeders' Cup Distaff (2004) Breeders' Cup Sprint (2004) Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2010) Breeders' Cup Marathon (2010) Kentucky Derby (2011)

John R. Velazquez (born November 24, 1971 in Carolina, Puerto Rico) is a jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. He learned to ride in his native Puerto Rico. On January 3rd, 1990, he won his first race aboard Rodas at El Comandante Racetrack in CanĂ³vanas, Puerto Rico. That same year, under the guidance of agent and former jockey, Angel Cordero, Jr., he moved to New York State where he has earned 24 riding titles at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.

He got his big break in 1998 when he won the 1998 Breeders' Cup Mile on Da Hoss.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Velazquez."
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