Goncalino Almeida

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Goncalino Almeida
Occupation Jockey
Born January 28, 1956
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Career wins Ongoing
Major racing wins
California Breeders' Champion Stakes (1995)
El Camino Real Derby (1995)
Explosive Bid Handicap (1995)
Hollywood Turf Handicap (1995)
Morvich Handicap (1995)
Oak Tree Mile Stakes (1995)
Monrovia Handicap (1996)
Las Palmas Handicap (1997)
San Rafael Stakes (1997)
Triple Bend Handicap (1997)
Palos Verdes Handicap (1998)
San Gabriel Handicap (1998)
Santa Margarita Handicap (1998)
Inglewood Handicap (1999)
San Marcos Stakes (1999)
Del Mar Handicap (2002)
Significant horses
Earl of Barking, Windsharp, Brave Act

Gonçalino Feijó de Almeida (born January 28, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. A riding champion in his native Brazil, he has been racing in the United States since 1990. Based in California, he makes his home in Arcadia near the Santa Anita Park racetrack.

Almeida has won a number of important Graded stakes races in California and at the Fair Grounds Race Course in Louisiana. He has ridden in two Kentucky Derbys with his best result a fourth aboard Jumron in the 1995 running won by Thunder Gulch.

His son, Goncalino, Jr. is a natural science major and star athlete in cross country running at Loyola Marymount University. [1]