Drayden Van Dyke

Drayden Van Dyke (born September 10, 1994 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a jockey in Thoroughbred racing who in 2014 was voted the Eclipse Award, the highest national honor for an American apprentice rider.[2] [3]

Drayden Van Dyke
Born (1994-09-10) September 10, 1994 (age 26)
Louisville, Kentucky
Career wins695 (as at 2020-08-26)[1]
Major racing wins
Desi Arnaz Stakes (2014, 2017, 2018)
Pucker Up Stakes (2014)
Mother Goose Stakes (2015)
Rodeo Drive Stakes (2015)
Santa Ana Stakes (2015, 2019)
Santa Barbara Stakes (2015)
Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (2016)
Seabiscuit Handicap (2016)
Awesome Again Stakes (2017)
Cotillion Handicap (2017)
Los Alamitos Derby (2017)
Malibu Stakes (2017)
Starlet Stakes (2017, 2018, 2019)
Anoakia Stakes (2018)
Bourbon Stakes (2018)
Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (2018)
Del Mar Derby (2018)
Desert Stormer Handicap (2018)
Eddie D Stakes (2018)
Eddie Read Stakes (2018)
Great Lady M. Stakes (2018, 2019)
Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (2018)
Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (2018)
Las Virgenes Stakes (2018)
Oaklawn Handicap (2018)
San Diego Handicap (2018)
Triple Bend Stakes (2018)
Del Mar Debutante Stakes (2019)
Santa Monica Stakes (2019)
Sunland Park Oaks (2019)
Del Mar Oaks (2020)
Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes (2020)
San Felipe Stakes (2020)
Santa Ynez Stakes (2020)
Sham Stakes (2020)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (2018)

Racing awards
Del Mar Leading Jockey
(2018) Summer
(2018) Fall
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey (2014)
Significant horses
Authentic, Bast, City of Light, Improbable,
It Tiz Well, Justify, Stormy Liberal, War of Will, West Coast

On November 21, 2013 at Hollywood Park Racetrack, aboard only the second mount of his career, Drayden Van Dyke won his first race. He earned his first riding title in 2018 when he was the leading jockey at Del Mar Racetrack for both the summer and fall meets.[4]


  1. ^ "Drayden Van Dyke". Equibase Co, LLC. 2020-08-27. Retrieved 2020-08-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Racing! A look into the mind of Drayden Van Dyke". Los Angeles Times. 2019-01-01. Retrieved 2020-08-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Eclipse apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke wins G1 Mother Goose". The Courier-Journal. 2015-06-27. Retrieved 2020-08-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Owners-Trainers-Jockeys 2019 Source Book". Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2020-08-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)