Alan Garcia (jockey)

Alan Garcia (born October 2, 1985) is a Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. He was Peru's leading apprentice jockey in 2003 and in that same year he began racing in the United States at the Meadowlands Racetrack where he was also the leading apprentice. His father and grandfather were both jockeys in Peru. He is currently married and lives in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, with his wife and 3 sons. Garcia got his big break in 2007 when he won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. This was his first ever Breeders' Cup ride. The win, on Lahudood, meant that he was the third jockey ever to win his first Breeders' Cup race in his first attempt.[1]

Alan Garcia
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Alan Garcia (2008, Hanshin Racecourse)
OccupationJockey
Born (1985-10-02) October 2, 1985 (age 35)
Lima, Lima Province, Peru
Career wins1580 approximately
Major racing wins
Cicada Stakes (2005)
Count Fleet Stakes (2005)
Bernard Baruch Handicap (2007, 2008)
Cliff Hanger Handicap (2007)
Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (2007)
Fort Marcy Handicap (2007)
Ladies Handicap (2007)
Nashua Stakes (2007, 2008)
New York Breeders' Cup Handicap (2007)
New York Stallion Series
(Fifth Avenue Division) (2007)
Noble Damsel Breeders' Cup Handicap (2007)
Stuyvesant Handicap (2007)
Withers Stakes (2007)
Wadsworth Memorial Handicap (2007)
Bold Ruler Handicap (2008)
Colonial Turf Cup (2008)
Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (2008)
Adirondack Stakes (2008)
Jimmy Winkfield Stakes (2008, 2009)
Sands Point Stakes (2008)
UAE Derby (2009)
Nassau Stakes (2009)
Jefferson Cup Stakes (2009)
Poker Stakes (2009)
Coaching Club American Oaks (2009)
Damon Runyon Stakes (2010)
Arlington Million (2013)
South Ocean Stakes (2015)

American Classics wins:
Belmont Stakes (2008)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2007)

Significant horses
Da' Tara, Funny Cide Regal Ransom

Garcia is currently one of the top jockeys on the Canadian Thoroughbred scene at Canada's most prestigious track Woodbine. Garcia rode Regal Ransom to a win at the $2 million 2009 UAE Derby in Dubai, leading the race from start to finish.[2]

Garcia is a resident of Tinton Falls, New Jersey.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alan Garcia bio
  2. ^ Regal Ransom surprises in UAE Derby, espn.com, 28 March 2009, accessed 29 March 2009.
  3. ^ Alan Garcia Archived 2008-10-25 at the Wayback Machine, Breeders Cup. Accessed November 12, 2008.

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Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2005–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 94
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 44
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 13
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 8
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 7
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 16
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 32
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 27
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 38
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2014 87
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2015 54