Jose Valdivia, Jr.
-, Peru

Currently Residing:
California USA

Height: 5\'4\"
Weight: 114

His wifeâs name is Renee and they have a daughter Siena. He is the son of a top South American jockey and the nephew of retired jockey Fernando Toro and trainer Juan Suarez.

He is a well known jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. Jose started his professional riding career as an apprentice in 1974 at Belmont Park and earned his first win in his third start. He along with his family moved to United States in 1989. He won the 2001 Breedersâ Cup Mile at Belmont Park riding for fellow Peruvian trainer Julio Canani.

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2011 146 23 17 33 -
2010 549 70 73 81 -

Major Racing Wins Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint (1999) Breeders' Cup Mile (2001) Oak Leaf Stakes (2001) Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes (2001, 2002) San Gabriel Handicap (2002) Beverly D. Stakes (2003) Santa Anita Derby (2004) Tuzla Handicap (2004) Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (2004) San Juan Capistrano Handicap (2004) Manhattan Handicap (2004) Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (2004) Del Mar Oaks (2006) Del Mar Derby (2006) E. P. Taylor Stakes (2006) Eddie Logan Stakes (2006) All Along Stakes (2007) Dahlia Handicap (2008) New York Stakes (2009) Hollywood Gold Cup (2009) Significant Horses: Big Jag, Val Royal, Arravale, Rail Trip