Jorge Ricardo

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Jorge Ricardo
Jorge Ricardo 24-09-2012.jpg
Occupation Jockey
Born September 30, 1961
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Career wins 12,807 (as of 03/16/2017)
Major racing wins
Gran Premio Asociación Latinoamericana de Jockey Clubes e Hipódromos (1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2007)
Grande Prêmio Brasil (1992/1994)
Grande Prêmio São Paulo (1994/2005)
Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (1994/2003)
Gran Premio Joaquín S. de Anchorena (2006)
Gran Premio Internacional José Pedro Ramírez (2007)
Racing awards
Brazilian Champion jockey (1982-2006)
Significant horses
Much Better, Storm Military, Good Report

Jorge Antonio Ricardo (born September 30, 1961 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a jockey in South American Thoroughbred horse racing who became the highest tally winning rider in the sport on February 5, 2007. He has since been passed by Canadian-born, California-based rider Russell Baze.

Biography[edit]

Ricardo was born into a jockey family that included as riders his father and two uncles. Since making a professional racing debut in 1976, he has tallied 400 winning races in one year on five occasions and has been Brazil's leading tally winning jockey twenty-five consecutive years from 1982 through 2006.

From 1982 to 2011 he has won 29 yearly riding titles; 26 in Brazil and 3 in Argentina.

He won more than 160 Grade 1 races, including the “Gran Premio Asociación Latinoamericana de Jockey Clubes e Hipódromos” on five occasions, which is the premiere event of the South American turf.

The highest tally winning horse he rode was Much Better.

In 1993 he beat the existing Brazilian record winning 477 races in one year. In 2008, Ricardo beat the existing Argentinian record winning 465 races in one year.

Competing at the Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo in Palermo, Buenos Aires, Ricardo won his 9,981st career race (up to Dec. 29, 2007) to surpass the still active Canadian jockey Russell Baze as the all-time leader in racing wins.[1] On Jan. 9, 2008, Ricardo earned his 10,000th win riding Membresia in the 11th race at San Isidro in Buenos Aires.

In May 26, 2013 reached 12,000 career victories, he has the world record of won races. As of February 28, 2016, he is credited with 12,796 wins, less than 50 behind Baze, who retired in July of 2016. [2]

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