J.D. Acosta

Birth Date:
Birth Place: Santiago, Dominican Republic

2014 1,172 203 192 158 $4,508,994
CAREER 16,961 2,762 3,497 2,283 $52,826,795

2014 SEASON: finished 10th in the rider standings with 50 winners…captured the Timonium riding title for the sixth time…ranked 21st nationally in wins (203) and was 48th in earnings ($4.5 million)…has reached 200 wins seven times in his 13-year career.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: arrived in Maryland from Puerto Rico in 2002 and rode first domestic winner aboard Right Decision at Pimlico on April 14… has been a top five rider at Charles Town since 2003…won 2013 General George Handicap (G3) aboard Javerre…won 2008 Maryland Million Oaks aboard Sweet Goodbye…captured three stakes aboard Sweet Goodbye during the 2010 winter meeting, including the Barbara Fritchie Handicap (G2)…captured riding titles at Timonium in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014…in 2008, finished third nationally in wins with a career-best 322 first place finishes and $6 million in earnings…primary rider for Rapid Redux during his record-setting 2011 season, riding seven of the 19 victories, including the October 27 and December 13 scores at Laurel Park…aboard Call of a Lion for all seven of his 2011 victories, including the Maryland Million Distaff Starter…won his 2,000th race on June 23, 2011 at Charles Town aboard Billysbenormal…earned career win 2,500 aboard Haywired at Laurel Park on September 28, 2013.

PERSONAL: good friend of boxing legend Felix Trinidad... agent is Gerson Rodriquez.