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132ND KENTUCKY DERBY
Sinister Minister, with Victor Espinoza up, left and Keyed Entry, with Patrick Valenzuela up, lead the pack into the first turn during the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 6, 2006 in Louisville, KY. Barbaro, with Edgar Prado up, outdueled 19 other horses to win the race. (UPI Photo/Frank Polich)
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Del Mar Oaks (1980) Santa Anita Derby (1980, 1989) San Juan Capistrano Handicap (1981, 1989, 1992) Vanity Handicap (1981, 1991) Spinster Stakes (1982, 1992) Strub Stakes (1983, 1987, 1989, 2006) Santa Anita Handicap (1984, 1993) Santa Anita Oaks (1985, 1993) Kentucky Oaks (1985) Oak Leaf Stakes (1985) Santa Maria Handicap (1985, 2003) Secretariat Stakes (1989) Super Derby (1989) American Derby (1990) Best Pal Stakes (1990, 2003, 2010) Del Mar Futurity (1990, 2010) Arlington Handicap (1991) Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (1991, 1992) Metropolitan Handicap (1991) Pacific Classic Stakes (1991, 2011) Arlington-Washington BC Lassie Stakes (1992) Del Mar Handicap (1992, 1994, 1996) Beverly D. Stakes (2002) Yellow Ribbon Stakes (2002, 2003) Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint (2003) Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (2003, 2005) Del Mar Breeders' Cup Mile (2003, 2005) Will Rogers Stakes (2004) Hollywood Gold Cup (2005) Sunshine Millions Distaff (2006) Sunshine Millions Sprint (2006)

International race wins: Queen's Plate (2005) Woodbine Mile (2006)

Patrick Angel Valenzuela (born October 17, 1962 in Montrose, Colorado) is an American thoroughbred horse racing jockey. Born into a racing family, his father plus three of his uncles, including Ismael Valenzuela, were jockeys. He rode his first career winner on November 10, 1978, at Sunland Park Racetrack in Sunland Park, New Mexico. In 1980, 17-year-old Pat Valenzuela became the youngest jockey to ever win the Santa Anita Derby. He was voted the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by his peers in 1982.

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