So we took her back, put her in training and this is what happened. The jockey said she needed a race but she won anyway. We're aiming for the Breeders' CupUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Feb 18, 2008
He broke very fast but I didn't want to go to the lead so I covered him upUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Oct 29, 2007
She always runs big, but today she wanted to go fastUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Jul 06, 2010
The pace was so slow, but I was never worriedUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Jul 05, 2010
My horse broke on the lead and stayed in a good positionUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup May 03, 2010
Clasico del Caribe (1992) Whirlaway Stakes (1999) Aqueduct Handicap (2000) Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (2002) Memorial Day Handicap (2002) Oklahoma Derby (2002) Alcibiades Stakes (2003) Clasico del Caribe (2003) Alabama Stakes (2004) Clasico del Caribe (2004) Holy Bull Stakes (2004, 2005, 2007) Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (2004) Adirondack Breeders' Cup Stakes (2005) Arlington Handicap (2005) Demoiselle Stakes (2005) Secretariat Stakes (2005, 2006) Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint (2005) Bed O' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap (2005) Ashland Stakes (2006) Jamaica Handicap (2006) Belmont Lexington Stakes (2006) Lexington Stakes (2006) Ogden Phipps Handicap (2006) Beaugay Handicap (2006) Remsen Stakes (2006) Shuvee Handicap (2006) Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (2006) Swale Stakes (2007) Bonnie Miss Stakes (2007) Honorable Miss Handicap (2008) Brooklyn Derby (2010) Manhattan Handicap (2010) Ballerina Stakes (2010)
Cornelio H. Velásquez (born September 28, 1968 in Panama City, Panama) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He was introduced to horse racing at age fifteen by trainer Carlos Salazar Guardia in his native Panama and enrolled in the national jockey school. In his first year of racing he was his country's top apprentice jockey and was the leading rider again in 1994 and 1995.
In 1996 Cornelio Velasquez emigrated to the United States to race at Elmont, New York's Belmont Park. During the ensuing ten years he competed at meets at tracks in Kentucky and Florida, winning several riding titles. His big break came in 2003 when he won his first Breeders' Cup on Cajun Beat in the Breeders' Cup Sprint. A two-time winner of Breeders' Cup races, in 2005 Velasquez rode Closing Argument to a second place finish in the Kentucky Derby and in 2007 is scheduled to compete on the well-regarded colt, Nobiz Like Shobiz.