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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

Eclipse finalists announced

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Finalists were announced Thursday for the 2005 Eclipse Awards, recognizing the outstanding performers in thoroughbred racing.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Happy birthday, Thoroughbreds!
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Velazquez top jockey in 2005

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Todd Pletcher, John Velazquez and Michael Gill are once again at the top of the earnings list of trainers, jockeys and owners in North America.

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

Pleasant Home wins BC Distaff

ELMONT, N.Y., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Pleasant Home geared up from the outside and rocketed down the stretch to win Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff at Belmont Park.

Fillie Adieu getting aggressive for BC

ELMONT, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A feisty Adieu galloped 1 1/4 miles over the main track at Belmont Park Thursday in advance of Saturday's Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Ashado looking good for BC Distaff

ELMONT, N.Y., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Jockey John Velazquez says defending Distaff champ Ashado is "doing great." Ashado is the 2-1 morning line favorite in a 13-horse field in Saturday's $2 million Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff at Belmont Park.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

As the Yankees hung on in their cross-country division playoffs, horses hoping for a trip to New York and a spot in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Champio
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

With just four weeks to go before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park, weekend racing around the country and overseas all had an
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
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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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