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UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

Animal Kingdom soundly beaten in final start

ASCOT, England, June 18 (UPI) -- Animal Kingdom ended his racing career on a sour note, soundly beaten in Tuesday's Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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

Derby winner Orb draws the rail for Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 15 (UPI) -- Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew post position No. 1 for Saturday's Preakness Stakes -- almost the opposite of what his trainer wanted.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Can Orb go on to win the Triple Crown?

Can Orb go on to win the Triple Crown?

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

Kentucky Derby, Oaks top weekend racing

The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks capture worldwide attention this weekend while British and Japanese 3-year-olds also crank things up.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Orb, Verrazano headline full Kentucky Derby field

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 1 (UPI) -- Saturday's 139th running of the Kentucky Derby drew a full field of 20, headed by morning-line favorites Orb and Verrazano.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

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

A look at weekend Thoroughbred racing

Spring is busting out all over this weekend with Kentucky Derby preps in the East and West, and opening days at Keeneland and Pimlico
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

Two Derby preps, Black Caviar back in action and the second leg of the Global Sprint Challenge add sparkle to weekend racing.
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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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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