Javier Castellano

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Javier Castellano
Occupation Jockey
Born October 23, 1977
Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
Career wins 3,654 (as of 1/18/14)
Major racing wins

Miami Mile Handicap (1999, 2009)
Smile Sprint Handicap (2000)
Beldame Stakes (2001, 2004)
Clark Handicap (2003)
Woodward Stakes (2004)
Wood Memorial Stakes (2005)
Flash Stakes (2005)
Hill Prince Stakes (2005, 2006)
Jim Dandy Stakes (2006)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (2006)
Withers Stakes (2006)
Travers Stakes (2006)
Long Branch Stakes (2007)
Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap (2007, 2008)
Shirley Jones Handicap (2008)
Highlander Stakes (2008)
Man o' War Stakes (2008)
Garden City Handicap (2008)
Commonwealth Turf Stakes (2009)
Remsen Stakes (2013)

American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins:
Preakness Stakes (2006)
Breeders' Cup Classic (2004)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2013)

International race wins:
Dubai Golden Shaheen (2005)
Connaught Cup Stakes (2006)
Woodbine Oaks (2008)
Canadian International Stakes (2008)
Racing awards
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey (2013)
Significant horses
Ghostzapper, Bernardini, Red Rocks

Javier Castellano (born October 23, 1977 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing.

Castellano began his riding career in La Rinconada and Santa Rita racetracks (Venezuela). In June 1997 moved to the United States where rode at race tracks in southern Florida until 2001 when he moved to race on the New York State racing circuit.

In 2004, Javier Castellano got his big break when he was the rider for Frank Stronach's colt Ghostzapper on whom he won several major races including the 2004 Breeders' Cup Classic. Ghostzapper was voted the 2004 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and named the World's Top Ranked Horse. In 2006, Castellano rode Bernardini for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Darley Racing. Among his wins with Bernardini was the Preakness Stakes, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

Castellano received his first Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey in 2013. He finished the year with purse earnings of over $26.2 million, surpassing the season mark set by Venezuelan jockey Ramon Dominguez in 2012.[1]

Selected wins[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Novak, Claire (January 18, 2014). "Javier Castellano Earns First Eclipse Award". bloodhorse.com. The BloodHorse. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 32
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 28
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 16
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 15
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 6
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 6
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 11
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 10
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 10
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 17
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 6
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 3
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 2
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 1

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