Chuck C. Lopez

Charles C. Lopez (born August 4, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. Recorded as "Charles," he is the son of jockey Carlos Lopez, Sr. His own sons, Erick and David Lopez, are also jockeys.

Chuck Lopez
Chuck Lopez.jpg
Lopez in 2011
OccupationJockey
BornAugust 4, 1960
Brooklyn, New York
Career wins3,500+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Lamplighter Handicap (1994)
Miss Woodford Stakes (1995)
Jerome Handicap (1996)
Excelsior Handicap (1997, 2003, 2008)
Gallant Fox Handicap (1997, 1998, 2001)
Hollie Hughes Handicap (1998)
Sorority Stakes (1998)
Stymie Handicap (1998)
Bed O' Roses Handicap (2000)
Oceanport Stakes (2001)
Sapling Stakes (2002)
Rumson Stakes (2003)
Jersey Derby (2004)
Molly Pitcher Stakes (2004)
Longfellow Stakes (2007)
Philip H. Iselin Stakes (2007, 2014)
Holy Bull Stakes (2008)
Red Smith Handicap (2008)
General George Handicap (2009)
Jaipur Stakes (2010)
Toboggan Handicap (2014)
Jerome Stakes (2015)
Gotham Stakes (2015)
Racing awards
Leading rider at Meadowlands Racetrack (1979, 2003)
Leading rider at Monmouth Park (1998)
Significant horses
Gottcha Gold, El Kabeir

Lopez began his professional riding career at Keystone Racetrack in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania where he got his first win aboard Foolish Tracy on January 15, 1979. He was the leading rider at Meadowlands Racetrack in 1979 and 2003 and at Monmouth Park Racetrack in 1998.

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Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 42
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 37
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 58
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 49
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 55
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 43
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 73
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 49