Corey Nakatani
Born:
1970-10-21
Covina
California, USA

Currently Residing:
Glendora
California USA

Height: 5â2â
Weight: 113 lbs



Married to second wife, Lisa; has three children from his previous marriage â daughter Brittany and sons Matthew and Austin.


Notes:
Nakatani was a champion high school wrestler who got interest in racing after watching a couple of races at Santa Anita. He approached trainer Roger Stein and learnt the art of riding horse within three days. After that he moved to the Thoroughbred farm of agent Tony Matos for learning the technique of roping. He completed his graduation from jockey school in Castaic, California and started his career at Caliente in Mexico in 1988. Though he won his first race on Blue King, it was originally a dead heat. Nakatani changed his tack to Southern California in 1989 and won meet titles at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Del Mar and Oak Tree. He won the Kentucky Oaks two times âin 1991 by riding Lite Light and in 1996 with Pike Place Dancer. He managed to win four Strub Stakes including three consecutive races in 1999, 2000 and 2001. He won four winners on the Memorial Day card on May 29, 2006 at Hollywood park. He performed brilliantly in the Shoemaker Breedersâ Cup Mile. He is an avid golfer, he carries a three handicap.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2015 133 17 12 18 -
2014 616 84 93 98 -
2013 588 65 75 77 -
2012 618 99 89 73 -
2011 633 109 92 80 -
2010 660 102 104 87 -
2009 405 38 56 58 -
2008 422 46 61 57 -
2007 811 116 99 83 -
2006 735 145 117 109 -
2005 771 142 144 98 -
2004 1 220 194 146 -
2003 922 125 130 149 -
2002 562 75 78 84 -
2001 777 111 128 107 -
2000 888 185 160 124 -
1999 829 159 133 137 -
1998 974 212 175 158 -
1997 834 169 124 124 -
1996 1 228 152 141 -
1995 1 300 219 203 -
1994 1 195 165 152 -
1993 1 207 181 154 -
1992 1 187 180 182 -
1991 1 211 220 202 -
1990 1 117 130 129 -
1989 929 106 120 105 -
1988 34 2 2 3 -

Facts
Major Racing Wins:- Hollywood Derby (1990, 1993, 1996) Coaching Club American Oaks (1991) Kentucky Oaks (1991, 1996) Del Mar Futurity (1993) Miesque Stakes (1993, 2001, 2004) Yellow Ribbon Stakes (1993) Lane's End Stakes (1995) Beverly D. Stakes (1995, 2001) John C. Mabee Handicap (1995, 1996, 1998, 2006) Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap (1996) San Felipe Stakes (1996, 2006) Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (1997) Beldame Stakes (1998) Champagne Stakes (1998) Garden City Breeders' Cup Handicap (1998, 2001) Super Derby (1998) Royal Heroine Stakes (1999, 2003) Landaluce Stakes (2000) Santa Anita Handicap (2000, 2006, 2007) Sir Beaufort Stakes (2003) Frizette Stakes (2004) Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint (2004) Del Mar Breeders' Cup Mile (2006) Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (2006) Hollywood Gold Cup (2006, 2007) Sunshine Millions Classic (2006) Fair Grounds Oaks (2007) First Lady Stakes (2007) San Rafael Stakes (2007) Sunshine Millions Turf (2007) Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes (2007) Suwannee River Handicap (2007) Santa Anita Derby (2008) Princess Rooney Handicap (2008) Gallant Bloom Handicap (2008)
International race wins:- Molson Export Million (1994) Dubai Golden Shaheen (2001) Canadian International Stakes (2005)
Breeders' Cup wins:- Breeders' Cup Distaff (1996) Breeders' Cup Sprint (1996, 1997, 1998, 2006) Breeders' Cup Mile (1999) Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2004)
Significant Horses:- Lite Light, Serena's Song, Silic Lava Man, Notional, Colonel John, Indian Blessing, Relaxed Gesture, In Summation