Joe Bravo (jockey)

Joe Bravo (born September 10, 1971 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. The son and grandson of jockeys, he began his professional career in Thoroughbred flat racing at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida during the latter end of 1988.

Joe Bravo
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Bravo in 2011
OccupationJockey
Born (1971-09-10) September 10, 1971 (age 49)
Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
Career wins5,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Long Branch Stakes (1994, 1996, 2004)
Pennsylvania Derby (1994, 2003, 2008)
Eatontown Handicap (1995)
Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes
(1995, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Violet Stakes
(1995, 2022, 2018, 2020)
Cowdin Stakes (1996)
Donn Handicap (1997)
Mount Vernon Stakes (1997)
Sapling Stakes (1997, 2000, 2006)
Yaddo Handicap (1997)
Fred W. Hooper Handicap (1998)
Cliff Hanger Stakes (1998, 2013)
Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stakes
(1998, 2016)
Tropical Park Derby (1998)
Vagrancy Handicap (1998)
Jamaica Handicap (1999)
Oceanport Stakes (1999)
Matchmaker Stakes (1999, 2003, 2008)
Salvator Mile Handicap (1999, 2008, 2009)
Endeavour Stakes (2000)
Aqueduct Handicap (2001)
Lamplighter Handicap (2001, 2006)
Carry Back Stakes (2003)
Red Bank Stakes (2001, 2003)
Frances A. Genter Stakes (2003)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (2004)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2004)
Whimsical Stakes (2004)
Spectacular Bid Stakes (2004)
Victory Ride Stakes (2004)
Cotillion Handicap (2006)
Knickerbocker Handicap (2006)
Canadian Stakes (2008)
Long Branch Stakes (2009)
Sorority Stakes (2009)
Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (2013)
Cliff Hanger Stakes (2013)
Hawthorne Gold Cup (2013)
Fort Marcy Handicap (2015)
Sheepshead Bay Stakes (2015)
Westchester Handicap (2015)
Breeders' Cup Distaff (2019)
Significant horses
Formal Gold, Henny Hughes, Xchanger, Notional, Tonalist, Big Blue Kitten, Blue Prize

According to his NTRA profile, Joe Bravo has dominated the New Jersey racing circuit since the early 1990s. He has won nine riding titles at Meadowlands Racetrack and 13 at Monmouth Park. He got his big break in 1997 when he rode Formal Gold to his victories that year. Bravo has won the Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes five times including three straight from 2004 through 2006.

In 2019, Joe Bravo won the Breeders' Cup Distaff, his first victory after 21 career mounts at the Breeders' Cup.

Joe Bravo makes his home in Eatontown, New Jersey and Aventura, Florida.

ReferencesEdit

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2000–present) Rank
by earnings
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 26
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 42
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 294
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 43
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 18
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 25
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 24
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 31
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 23
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 33
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 26
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 23
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 31
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 29
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2014 28
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2015 17
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2016 27
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2017 33