When I asked her in the stretch, she picked it up niceUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Dec 24, 2007
I knew I had a lot of horse in hand at the three-eighths poleUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup May 30, 2006
So I did ask him to pick it up a little bit. Through the stretch, he didn't want to change leads. But he did the last part and getting to the wire, he continued to accelerateUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup May 30, 2006
I think he's one of the best sprinters in the countryUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Jan 30, 2006
She didn't break the best today and I had to take her back. But she relaxed. On the turn, I saw an opening and I took it. She went right in there and took off right awayUPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup Jan 30, 2006
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.