Marlon St. Julien

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Marlon St. Julien
BornFebruary 13, 1972
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Career wins1,000+
Major racing wins
Lone Star Park Handicap (1998, 1999)
Fayette Stakes (1999, 2001)
Selene Stakes (2000)
Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (2001)
Pocahontas Stakes (2001)
Arlington Sprint Handicap (2001)
Racing awards
Leading rider at Delta Downs (1993, 1994)
Leading rider at Lone Star Park (1998)
Leading rider at Kentucky Downs (1999)
Significant horses
Mocha Express

Marlon St. Julien (born February 13, 1972 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is an American equestrian professional in Thoroughbred horse racing. In 2000, he became the first African-American jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby in 79 years, when he rode Curule to a seventh-place finish. [1]

St. Julien began his professional riding career in 1989 at Evangeline Downs where he won his first race. He was the leading jockey at Delta Downs in 1993 and 1994, at Lone Star Park in 1998, and at Kentucky Downs in 1999.

As part of Black History Month, ABC Sports broadcast Raising the Roof: Seven Athletes for the 21st Century which aired February 5, 2000, and featured Marlon St. Julien and six other American athletes, including Tiger Woods and Venus & Serena Williams. The program won the 2000 Media Eclipse Award for National Television - Features. [2]


Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 34
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 82