When I hooked the leaders at the top of the stretch, my horse got competitive and responded very wellUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Oct 19, 2009
I just stayed in behind the speed horse past the three-eighthsUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Jan 29, 2007
She's developing so much and she works so fast, I think we might have a good oneUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Jan 08, 2007
She looks like she is going to want to run fartherUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Aug 07, 2006
Even though she had a lot of pressure on her today, she handled it very wellUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Oct 11, 2005
Galaxy Stakes (2004) Spinster Stakes (2005) Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (2006) Sunshine Millions Turf (2006) Eatontown Handicap (2006) Gardenia Handicap (2006) Sorority Stakes (2006) Sunshine Millions Distaff (2007) Molly Pitcher Stakes (2007) Just A Game Handicap (2007) Spectacular Bid Stakes (2007) Lamplighter Stakes (2008) Longfellow Stakes (2008) Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (2008) Mac Diarmida Handicap (2008) Bonnie Miss Stakes (2008) Dearly Precious Stakes (2009) Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (2009) Pennsylvania Derby (2009)
Eddie Castro (born April 10, 1985) is a Panamanian-born jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. He grew up on a produce farm in Panama where he learned to ride saddle horses. Influenced by the accomplishments of other local jockeys, Castro attended the Panamanian jockey school and began riding in races in December 2002. In just over three months he rode thirty-six winners in Panama then decided to move to the United States where he debuted on April 16, 2003 at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Although his fellow apprentice jockeys had more a three-and-a-half month head start, Castro wrapped up the year as the winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. And 2003 was his big break.
On June 4, 2005 at Calder Race Course, Eddie Castro set an American record with nine wins on a single race card and on November 15, 2006 at Churchill Downs won his 1,000th race. That year, he rode Miesque's Approval to victory in the Sunshine Millions Turf and the Breeders' Cup Mile.