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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

Forerunner winner collapses after race

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 21 (UPI) -- Up an Octave broke down just after winning the Forerunner Stakes in Kentucky, injuring top jockey John Velazquez.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup 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

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Bluegrass Cat certainly has the name to be a Kentucky Derby contender. Now, he's developing the resume to go with the monicker.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrapup of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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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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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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