Joel Rosario

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Joel Rosario
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Joel Rosario on Tonalist at the 2014 Belmont Stakes
Occupation Jockey
Born (1985-01-14) January 14, 1985 (age 32)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Career wins 2,003 (ongoing) as of April 27, 2015[1]
Major racing wins

California Cup Matron (2008)
Clasico del Caribe (2008)
A Gleam Handicap (2009)
Ack Ack Handicap (2009)
Cinema Handicap (2009)
Del Mar Derby (2009, 2010)
Del Mar Mile Handicap (2009)
Honeymoon Handicap (2008, 2009)
La Jolla Handicap (2008, 2010)
Miesque Stakes (2009)
San Antonio Handicap (2009)
San Simeon Handicap (2009)
Santa Ana Handicap (2009)
Sunshine Millions Oaks (2009)
La Brea Stakes (2009, 2010)
Santa Ysabel Stakes (2010)
Santa Maria Handicap (2010)
Malibu Stakes (2010)
Las Virgenes Stakes (2011)
Strub Stakes (2011)
Dubai World Cup (2013)
Kentucky Derby (2013)
Belmont Stakes (2014)

International Wins
Norfolk Stakes (2013)
Dubai World Cup (2013)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Sprint (2009)
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (2015)
Significant horses
Animal Kingdom, Blind Luck, Bobby's Kitten, Close Hatches, Dancing in Silks, Orb, Frosted, Tonalist

Joel Rosario (born January 14, 1985) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing, originally from the Dominican Republic. In the space of five weeks in 2013 he rode the winners of the Dubai World Cup and the Kentucky Derby.


On December 11, 2009, Rosario equaled a Hollywood Park Racetrack record when he won six races on a single race card. Previously, the feat had been achieved by Hall of Fame jockeys Bill Shoemaker (1953, 1970), Laffit Pincay, Jr. (1968), and Kent Desormeaux (1992).[2]

On March 30, 2013 Rosario won the world's richest horse race, the USD10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, aboard the US-based stallion Animal Kingdom. The same year, on May 4, 2013 he won the Kentucky Derby aboard the colt Orb. On June 20, 2013 Rosario won the Norfolk Stakes aboard No Nay Never at Royal Ascot, and broke the 5 furlong track record for two-year-olds. In 2014, he won the Belmont Stakes on Tonalist. In April 2015, he surpassed 2,000 career wins.[1]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007–present) Peak
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 81
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 20
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 5
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 4
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 4
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 5
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 1
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2014 2
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2015 5