Cornelio Velasquez
Born:
1968-09-28
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Panama City, Panama

Currently Residing:
San Juan Ranch
Florida USA

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His wife is Roxanne and they have three daughters.


Notes:
Cornelio Velasquez got training in racing from National Jockey School in Panama. Got his break with Ri Quy at Panama Cityâs Hippodromo Presidente Remon in 1985; named as top apprentice in 1985 and leading rider in 1994 and 1995. Immigrated to Belmont Park in 1996 and registered wins at Churchill Downs, Calder and Tropical-at-Calder; clinched riding titles at Gulfstream Park for the 2007 Winter-Spring meet. Velasquez fought bravely but finished second riding Closing Argument in the 2005 Kentucky Derby. His 2000th win came on June 26, 2006 with Showing Up in the Colonial Turf Cup.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2009 785 90 106 127 -
2008 1423 183 212 205 -
2007 1619 262 202 223 -
2006 1519 237 216 230 -
2005 1456 216 217 200 -
2004 1593 240 261 240 -

Facts
Important Racing Wins: â
 Whirlaway Stakes (1999)  Aqueduct Handicap (2000)  Gulfstream Park Breedersâ Cup Handicap (2002)  Alcibiades Stakes (2003)  Alabama Stakes (2004)  Holy Bull Stakes (2004, 2005, 2007)  Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (2004)  Adirondack Breeders' Cup Stakes (2005)  Arlington Handicap (2005)  Demoiselle Stakes (2005)  Secretariat Stakes (2005, 2006)  Sunshine Millions Fillies & Mares Sprint (2005)  Bed O' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap (2005)  Ashland Stakes (2006)  Jamaica Handicap (2006)  Belmont Lexington Stakes (2006)  Lexington Stakes (2006)  Ogden Phipps Handicap (2006)  Beaugay Handicap (2006)  Remsen Stakes (2006)  Shuvee Handicap (2006)  Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (2006)  Swale Stakes (2007)
American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins: â
 Breeders' Cup Sprint (2003)  Breeders' Cup Distaff (2005)