José C. Ferrer

José C. Ferrer (born March 31, 1964 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. He began riding in the United States in 1983 at Calder Race Course in Florida then at Monmouth Park and the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey. On November 24, 1983 Ferrer became the first jockey to win five races on a single card at the Meadowlands. [1]

Jose C. Ferrer
OccupationJockey
BornMarch 31, 1964
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Career wins4,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Red Bank Stakes (1984, 1989, 1991)
Monmouth Oaks (1990)
Oceanport Stakes (1991)
W. L. McKnight Handicap (1994)
Cotillion Handicap (1995)
Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap
(1996, 1997)
Memorial Day Handicap (1997, 2000)
Spend A Buck Handicap (1997)
Calder Oaks (1998)
Calder Derby (1999)
Fred W. Hooper Handicap (1999)
Miss Woodford Stakes (1999)
Frances A. Genter Stakes (2000)
Philip H. Iselin Handicap (2000)
Spinaway Stakes (2000)
Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (2001)
Matchmaker Stakes (2001)
Salvator Mile Handicap (2001, 2002)
Long Branch Stakes (2003)
Sapling Stakes (2003)
Sorority Stakes (2003)
Racing awards
George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (2018)
Significant horses
Double Book, City Zip, Derivative, Vilelm, Batique

José Ferrer was married for a time to jockey Rosemary Homeister, Jr.

José reached the 4,000-win milestone Feb. 14, 2016 at Tampa Bay Downs.

In 2018 José Ferrer was voted the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, a prestigious honor voted on by thoroughbred horse racing jockeys in North America. It is given to a jockey who has demonstrated high standards of personal and professional conduct, on and off the racetrack.[1]

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2003–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 80

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