Joe Bravo (jockey)

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Joe Bravo
Joe Bravo.jpg
Bravo in 2011
Occupation Jockey
Born September 10, 1971
Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
Career wins 4,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Long Branch Stakes (1994, 1996, 2004)
Pennsylvania Derby (1994, 2003, 2008)
Eatontown Handicap (1995)
Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes
(1995, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Cowdin Stakes (1996)
Donn Handicap (1997)
Mount Vernon Stakes (1997)
Sapling Stakes (1997, 2000, 2006)
Yaddo Handicap (1997)
Fred W. Hooper Handicap (1998)
Cliff Hanger Stakes (1998, 2013)
Tropical Park Derby (1998)
Vagrancy Handicap (1998)
Jamaica Handicap (1999)
Oceanport Stakes (1999)
Matchmaker Stakes (1999, 2003, 2008)
Salvator Mile Handicap (1999, 2008, 2009)
Endeavour Stakes (2000)
Aqueduct Handicap (2001)
Lamplighter Handicap (2001, 2006)
Carry Back Stakes (2003)
Red Bank Stakes (2001, 2003)
Frances A. Genter Stakes (2003)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (2004)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2004)
Whimsical Stakes (2004)
Spectacular Bid Stakes (2004)
Victory Ride Stakes (2004)
Cotillion Handicap (2006)
Knickerbocker Handicap (2006)
Canadian Stakes (2008)
Long Branch Stakes (2009)
Sorority Stakes (2009)
Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (2013)
Cliff Hanger Stakes (2013)
Hawthorne Gold Cup (2013)
Significant horses
Formal Gold, Henny Hughes, Xchanger, Notional

Joe Bravo (born September 10, 1971 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. The son and grandson of jockeys, he began his professional career in Thoroughbred flat racing at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida during the latter end of 1988.

According to his NTRA profile, Joe Bravo has dominated the New Jersey racing circuit since the early 1990s. He has won nine riding titles at Meadowlands Racetrack and thirteen at Monmouth Park. He got his big break in 1997 when he rode Formal Gold to his victories that year. Bravo has won the Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes five times including three straight from 2004 through 2006.

Joe Bravo makes his home in Eatontown, New Jersey and Aventura, Florida.

References[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 27
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 43
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 44
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 19
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 26
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 25
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 31
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 23
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 34
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 27
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 23
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 31
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 30