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Birth Date: December 02, 1987
Birth Place: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
2013 SEASON: finished sixth in the Maryland standings with 59 victories…tied for second in the Pimlico standings…teamed up with Dance to Bristol for seven straight victories from February through August, including the Skipat Stakes at Pimlico on Preakness weekend and three graded races in New York: Bed Of Roses (G3), Honorable Miss (G2) and Ballerina (G1)…the pair also finished sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)…made national news with his ride aboard Spicer Cub at Pimlico on April 13 when the gelding bolted around the parked starting gate along the outside rail and still nearly won, losing by a nose…the replay has been viewed nearly 140,000 times on YouTube…race finished third in the voting for NTRA Moment Of The Year…established new career-highs in wins (133) and earnings ($3.8 million).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: rode 32 winners during the 2011 Laurel Park fall meeting, winning races for 20 different trainers with an average win mutuel of $14.75...first career winner was Danger Quest at Charles Town on August 25, 2007…won the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2010 with Sea Rescue at odds of 57-1.
PERSONAL: brother Ismael Perez is a Charles Town-based rider…agent is J.D. Brown.