Harry Vega

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Harry Vega
Occupation Jockey
Born September 21, 1965
New Brunswick, New Jersey,
United States
Career wins 4,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Barbara Fritchie Handicap (2002)
Empire Classic Handicap (2001)
Endine Stakes (2002)
Genuine Risk Handicap (2002)
Interborough Handicap (2002)
Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (2002)
Red Bank Stakes (2002)
Vagrancy Handicap (2002)
Overskate Stakes (2004)
Maryland Million Distaff Handicap (2005)
Pennsylvania Oaks (2005)
Gallant Bob Handicap (2007)
Conniver Stakes (2009)
Henry S. Clark Stakes (2009)
Marshua Stakes (2010)
Significant horses
Xtra Heat

Harry Vega (born September 21, 1965 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing.

Vega began his riding career in Michigan in 1983 then in the late 1980s moved to compete at tracks on the Northeast coast of the United States. A winner of more than 3,500 races in his career to date, in 2006 his 22.7 winning percentage was ninth best among all jockeys in the United States.

Harry Vega is best known as the jockey of Xtra Heat. Aboard the filly, he in 2002 he won the Barbara Fritchie Handicap, the Genuine Risk Handicap and Vagrancy Handicap [1] and the Endine Stakes at Delaware Park Racetrack.[2]

After Vega married fellow jockey Amy Duross they were banned by Suffolk Downs officials from riding in the same race until the Massachusetts State Racing Commission ruled they could.[3] Vega now has 2 children with Duross, 15 year old Devin Vega and 13 Year old Tyler Vega.

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Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 75
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 40
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 71
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 99
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 65
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 91
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 49
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 100
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 78
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 87