Tyler Pizarro

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Tyler Pizarro
Occupation Jockey
Born May 8, 1986
Bolton, Ontario, Canada
Career wins 200+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Frost King Stakes (2008)
Classy 'N Smart Stakes (2008)
Sky Classic Stakes (2008)
Alywow Stakes (2009)
Fury Stakes (2009)
Vigil Stakes (2009)
Muskoka Stakes (2009)
Overskate Stakes (2009)
Vice Regent Stakes (2009)
Cup and Saucer Stakes (2009)
Swynford Stakes (2011)
Play The King Stakes (2012)
Racing awards
Canadian Champion Apprentice Jockey (2007)
Significant horses
Executive Flight, Lauro

Tyler Pizarro (born May 8, 1986 in Bolton, Ontario) is a Canadian Champion jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing based at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.

The son of former jockey Jorge Pizarro, his mother Donna is a trainer at Woodbine Racetrack. As a boy, Pizarro began galloping horses on a farm then by age sixteen was dedicated to following in his father's footsteps and was galloping horses on a track. Turning professional in late 2005, he earned his first win on September 2, 2006 and in 2007 won 124 races at Woodbine Racetrack, more than any other apprentice jockey. His 2007 performance earned him the Sovereign Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey and was a finalist for the United States' Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey.

On October 25, 2008, Pizarro earned his first Grade II win with a victory aboard Lauro in the Sky Classic Stakes.

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007–present) Peak
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 48
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 61
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2009 52
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 65
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 100