Jorge F. Chavez
-, Peru

Currently Residing:
Garden City
New York USA

Height: 4\'11\"
Weight: 112

His wife is Margarita and they have daughters Julisa and Matilda and twins Emily and Evelyn and son Jorge Jr.

He is an American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey. In 1982 he started out his career in his native Peru and by 1987 became the leading jockey in the country. In 1988 he came over to USA and started racing on the race tracks of Florida with a lot of success. He moved to New York a few years later and started racing on the NYRA circuit from 1994 to 1999. He is the winner of two races at 1999 Breedersâ Cup, the Sprint and the Distaff events. He also won the Cigar Mile Handicap during this year. In 1999 he won the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. In 2000 he was voted for the prestigious Mike Venezia Memorial Award. In 2001 he won both at Florida Derby and Kentucky Derby.

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2011 52 5 7 8 -
2010 349 51 48 45 -
2009 638 79 63 80 -

Major Racing Wins: Dwyer Stakes (1992, 2004) Ballerina Handicap (1993) Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (1994, 2002) Hopeful Stakes (1994) Saratoga Special Stakes (1996, 1998) Travers Stakes (1996) Cigar Mile Handicap (1997, 1999) Maid of the Mist Stakes (1997) Queens County Handicap (1999, 2003) Massachusetts Handicap (1999) Personal Ensign Handicap (1999, 2000) Suburban Handicap (1999, 2001) Florida Derby (2001) Sabin Stakes (2001) Woodward Stakes (2002) Super Derby (2002) Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash Stakes (2002) Jerome Handicap (2002) Spectacular Bid Stakes (2003) Lane's End Stakes(2005) Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (2005) American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins: Breeders' Cup Distaff (1999) Breeders' Cup Sprint (1999) Kentucky Derby (2001) Racing Awards: Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey (1999) Mike Venezia Memorial Award (2000) Significant Horses: Monarchos, Lido Palace, Behrens, Albert the Great