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Birth Date: January 30, 1981
Birth Place: Cali, Columbia
2012 SEASON: finished third in the Maryland standings with 88 winners…rode four winners on September 29, including three aboard Mike Trombetta trained runners…won three stakes races in the state including victories aboard top runners Ben’s Cat (Maryland Million Turf Sprint) and The Lumber Guy (Miracle Wood Stakes)...ranked 58th nationally in earnings ($3.9 million).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: After five years as one of the top riders on the New Jersey circuit moved his tack to Maryland during the summer 2006…was second in the Pimlico-Laurel Park standings in 2011 with 102 winners and established a career-high with 146 victories…won a career-best five races on October 11, 2011…rode Norman Asbjornson in the Preakness Stakes (G1)… won his 1,000th race aboard Pet Me Pet Me at Delaware Park on September 19, 2011…finished third in the local standings in 2008 and 2010…captured the winning the 2008 Laurel summer meet riding title…teamed up with trainer Mike Trombetta for a pair of important stakes wins in ‘08: Spectacular Malibu (Maryland Million Distaff) and Peace Town (Maryland Juvenile Championship)…rode Ben’s Cat to a pair of added money victories in 2010…2001 finalist for outstanding apprentice when he was the leading rider at The Meadowlands, winning a career-high 145 races and earning a career-best $4.3 million…top 10 rider at Monmouth Park and The Meadowlands in 2001-2002-2003-2004 and 2005…ranked 50th in earnings in 2004 ($4.2 million)…won the Oceanport Handicap (G3) with Runspastum…rode his first domestic winner aboard Concega in December 2000…rode in his native Columbia for more than a year before heading to the States.
PERSONAL: began as an exercise rider for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott…agent is Roniel Gerardo.