Rene Douglas
Born:
1967-03-03
Panama City
-, Panama

Currently Residing:
Aventura
Florida USA

Height: 5â4â
Weight: 112 lbs



His wife, Natalia is interested in horseracing. They have three sons - Michael, Giancarlo and Christian.


Notes:
Rene Douglas following footsteps of his father and brother admitted to jockey school at his early years. He clinched his first victory in Panama with Betitio Che; immigrated to the United States in 1983 and sacrificed himself completely in the service of horseracing. Douglas won 1996 Belmont with Editorâs Note; posted three riding titles at Calder and Hialeah; held record for most wins in a single race meet at Hialeah; accomplished twice the most wins on a single card with six at Calder; registered four riding titles at Arlington Park (2001-2004); made a record number of consecutive titles at the Chicago track; won seven races on one card at Arlington Park on July 24, 2003. Douglas came down to southern California from Chicago and became a leading rider at the 2004 Hollywood Park fall meet where he completed second. He recorded 3000th win through January 13, 2005 at the historic Santa Anita Park. By winning 242 races in 2004 claimed 14th spot nationally. He was out of touch from racing at the end of 2005 due to his brotherâs death followed by his father in January 2006. Returned to racing in February 2006 at Gulfstream. On 23rd May, 2009 Rene Douglas injured himself in grade III Arlington Matron Handicap. Born to Be was bumped and he landed right on top of him. He was transferred to hospital where surgeons worked on him for 7 hours. He may not be able to walk again. Born to Be was euthanized

Statistics
Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2009 282 38 47 28 -
2008 862 145 128 106 -
2006 724 129 105 102 -
2005 807 105 115 108 -
2004 1297 242 194 182 -

Facts
Important racing wins
1989: â Lawrence Realization Stakes, Washington, D.C. International
1993: â Frances A. Genter Stakes
1995: â Del Mar Derby
1999: â Excelsior Breedersâ Cup Handicap
2000: â Frances A. Genter Stakes
2001: â Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap
2002: â Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap, American Derby, American Handicap, Arlington Classic
2003: â Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap, Arlington Classic, Gardenia Handicap
2004: â Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap, Arlington Classic, Ashland Stakes, Sunshine Millions Turf, Yellow Ribbon Stakes
2005: â Sunshine Millions Distaff
2006: â Arlington-Washington Futurity Stakes, Ohio Derby, Summer Stakes
2007: â Frances A. Genter Stakes, Davona Dale Stakes, Beverly D. Stakes
2008: â Rushaway Stakes
American Classics / Breeders' Cup wins: Belmont Stakes (1996), Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2006)