David R. Flores

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David Flores
Occupation Jockey
Born February 5, 1968 (1968-02-05) (age 49)
Tijuana, Mexico
Career wins 3,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins

Hollywood Gold Cup (1991 & 1996 & 2010)
Miesque Stakes (1991, 2002)
Santa Anita Handicap (1997)
Pacific Classic Stakes (1999)
Eddie Read Handicap (1992, 1998, 2003)
Del Mar Futurity (1996, 1999, 2002)
San Felipe Stakes (1997, 1999)
Texas Mile Stakes (1997, 2001, 2008)
Kentucky Oaks (1998)
Moccasin Stakes (1998)
Yellow Ribbon Stakes (2001)
Godolphin Mile (2001)
UAE Derby (2001)
Arlington Million (2003)
Turf Paradise Derby (2003, 2009)
American Oaks (2003)
Sunshine Millions Oaks (2003, 2004, 2007)
Daytona Handicap (2004)
Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint (2006)
Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf (2006)
Gamely Stakes (2007)
Malibu Stakes (2007, 2008)
Sunshine Millions Dash (2008)
Los Angeles Handicap (2008)
Triple Bend Invitational Handicap (2008)
CashCall Mile Invitational Stakes (2008)
Senorita Stakes (2009)
Illinois Derby (2010)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2001)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2003)
Breeders' Cup Mile (2004)
Significant horses
Tempera, Silver Charm, Siphon, Sulamani, Marquetry, Bob Black Jack, Zenyatta, Majestic City, Sarah's Secret (horse)

David Romero Flores (born February 5, 1968) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing.[1]

Flores was born in Tijuana, Mexico. His father was a jockey and an exercise rider in Southern California.

David Flores rode his first winner at Agua Caliente Racetrack in his native Mexico in 1984. He went on to win riding titles at Santa Anita Park, Del Mar Racetrack, Oak Tree Racing Association, and Fairplex. His big break came in 1996 and 1997 when he rode Siphon to victories in big races. Among his notable victories were three Breeders' Cup wins aboard Tempera, Action This Day, and Singletary. Riding for Godolphin Stables, he won the UAE Derby in 2001 aboard Express Tour.

In May 2007, Flores earned his 3,000th career victory in winning the Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park Racetrack.

In December 2013, Flores moved his tack to Singapore. On March 25, 2015, Singapore racing authorities suspended Flores for one year for "failing to take all reasonable and permissible measures to obtain the best possible placing" in a race run the previous month.[2] This was effectively reversed by stewards in California on May 7, who ruled following a formal fitness hearing that Flores was permitted to hold a jockey license.[3]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 16
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 15
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 23
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 11
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 18
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 46
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 27
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 15
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 22
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 84
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 47
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 47
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 60
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Flores. ntra.com
  2. ^ "Flores disqualified one year" (Press release). Singapore: Singapore Turf Club. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Official Ruling of the Board of Stewards - LATS #100" (PDF). chrb.ca.gov. Caifornia Horse Racing Board. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.