Garrett Gomez
Born:
1972-01-01
Tucson
Arizona, USA

Currently Residing:
Duarte
California USA

Height: 5'3â
Weight: 114 lbs



His wife is Pam. His daughter is Amanda and son Jared. Daughter Shelby and son Collin are from a previous marriage.


Notes:
Garrett Gomez began career in September 1988 at Santa Fe Downs. He won his first riding title at the Hollywood autumn meet in 1998. He became second-leading apprentice of 1989 with 182 winners. Gomez rode against his father, Louie, at least four times. He captured back-to-back runnings of the Arkansas Derby in 1994 with Concern and in 1995 aboard Dazzling Falls. Victories at Arlington Park include the 1997 Mid-America Triple with Honor Glide, comprising the American Derby, the Arlington Classic, and the Secretariat Stakes. Garrett Gomez won his 2,000th race at Del Mar in August 2002. Gomez missed 21 months for personal reasons including substance abuse problems. He entered rehab on October 29, 2003, a date that coincided with his two Breeders Cup victories two years later. He ended 2005 ranked fifth nationally in purse earnings with $13,889,511 while winning 239 races in 1,268 mounts. He galloped Rags to Riches to victory in the 2007 Kentucky Oaks (G1). His best Kentucky Derby finish (G1) came in 1994 when Southern Rhythm managed to finish seventh. In 2008 Kentucky Derby (G1) he bagged the 13th spot riding Court Vision. He finished fourth aboard Hard Spun in the 2007 Belmont Stakes (G1). He was awarded the Bill Shoemaker Award in 2005, 2007 and 2008.He received Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey both in the years 2007 and 2008.

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2010 384 89 56 62 -
2009 530 117 89 77 -

Facts
Major Racing Wins: - Secretariat Stakes (1997) Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (1999) Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (1999) Malibu Stakes (1999) Santa Maria Handicap (1999) Del Mar Debutante Stakes (2000) Pacific Classic Stakes (2000, 2001, 2005, 2008) Spinster Stakes (2000, 2007) Del Mar Oaks (2001) Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (2002) Cigar Mile Handicap (2005, 2006) Del Mar Futurity (2005, 2007) Jockey Club Gold Cup (2005) La Brea Stakes (2005) Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (2005) Vosburgh Stakes (2005) American Oaks (2006) Blue Grass Stakes (2006) Citation Handicap (2006) Garden City Handicap (2006) Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (2006, 2007) Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (2006) Turf Classic Stakes (2006) Wood Memorial Stakes (2006) Yellow Ribbon Stakes (2006) Frizette Stakes (2007) Haskell Invitational Handicap (2007) Hopeful Stakes (2007) Kentucky Oaks (2007) Las Virgenes Stakes (2007) Santa Anita Oaks (2007) Santa Monica Handicap (2007, 2009) John C. Mabee Handicap (2008) Just A Game Handicap (2008) Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (2008) Travers Stakes (2008) CashCall Futurity (2008)
Racing Awards: - United States Champion Jockey by earnings (2006, 2007, 2008) Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey (2007, 2008)
Breeders' Cup wins: - Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2005, 2008) Breeders' Cup Mile (2005) Breeders' Cup Sprint (2007, 2008) Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2007) Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (2008) Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (2008)
International race wins: - Godolphin Mile (2007) Woodbine Mile (2007) Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Turf (2008)
Significant Horses: - Any Given Saturday, Borrego, Concern, Colonel John, Discreet Cat, Honor Glide, Hystericalady, Indian Blessing, Midnight Lute, Rags to Riches, Skimming, Stevie Wonderboy, Wait A While