Richard Migliore
New York, USA

Currently Residing:
California USA

Height: 5'4
Weight: 112 lbs

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His wife is Carmela, sons are Joseph, Philip Salvatore, Luciano and daughter is Gabrielle Rose.

Richard Migliore is an American thoroughbred jockey, who is rightly called âThe Migâ, a Russian fighter jet, for his sharp riding style. Richard Migliore is by born an animal lover. At 11, his family migrated to a bigger house, where there was enough space for riding horses and bikes. Only a few yards from his house, there was a farm for keeping horses. Eventually, Hugh Cassidy was owner of that farm. Cassidy helped Richard for the first time to ride and gave him the first lesson on riding. Only at 13 along with some of his friends, Richard bought a few ponies for starting a pony-ride business. Even they used to charge for riding those ponies. Richard was present at the Kentucky Derby and saw how Willie Shoemaker touched the finishing line at ease. On that very day, he decided to become a jockey and the next part is a history. He took professional training on riding from trainer Stephen A. DiMauro, who gave him first job at a track. Rode for the first time on September 29, 1980 and it took only a month to post a winning title at the professional racing circle. In the next year, he won the Eclipse Award as the leading apprentice jockey. In the middle of 1988, Migliore suffered a neck injury when he was thrown from Madam Alydar at Belmont Park. Again in 1999, he fractured his right arm in another spill at Belmont. He has received many awards in due course of his career. In 2005, he completed the 4000th career race victory and became 18th active jockey and 43rd in history to reach that landmark.

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2010 129 19 15 17 -
2009 346 42 50 40 -
2008 617 74 72 67 -

Major Racing Wins
1981: â Gallant Fox Handicap, Knickerbocker Handicap, Vagrancy Handicap
1984: â Sport Page Breeders' Cup Handicap
1985: â Wood Memorial Stakes, Whirlaway Stakes, Kelso Breeders' Cup Handicap, Man o' War Stakes, New York Stallion Series, Gotham Stakes, Bernard Baruch Handicap, Toboggan Handicap
1986: â Jamaica Handicap
1987: â Fall Highweight Handicap
1989: â Busher Stakes, Gazelle Stakes, Beldame Stakes, Manhattan Handicap
1991: â Laurel Futurity Stakes, Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes, Monmouth Breeders' Cup Oaks
1992: â Iroquois Handicap
1993: â New York Stallion Series, Stymie Handicap
1994: â Delaware Handicap
1995: â Mike Lee Handicap
1996: â Remsen Stakes, Pegasus Stakes, Gallant Bloom Handicap, New York Stallion Series, Jamaica Handicap
1997: â Honorable Miss Handicap, Go For Wand Handicap, Mike Lee Handicap, Queens County Handicap, Beldame Stakes, Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap, Toboggan Handicap, Fall Highweight Handicap
1998: â Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes, Lake George Stakes, Cicada Stakes, First Flight Handicap, Sport Page Breeders' Cup Handicap, Cowdin Stakes, Demoiselle Stakes, Lake Placid Handicap, Gallant Bloom Handicap, New York Stallion Series, Ladies Handicap, Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap
1999: â Old Hat Stakes, Toboggan Handicap
2000: â Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes, Dwyer Stakes, Red Smith Handicap, Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes, Cowdin Stakes, Demoiselle Stakes
2001: â Personal Ensign Handicap, Lake Placid Handicap, Spinster Stakes, General Douglas MacArthur Handicap, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
2002: â Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash Stakes, Ohio Derby, Saranac Stakes, Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes, Carter Handicap, Toboggan Handicap
2003: â Gallant Bloom Handicap, Ballerina Handicap, Fourstardave Handicap, Damon Runyon Stakes, E. P. Taylor Stakes, Stuyvesant Handicap, Belmont Lexington Stakes, Man o' War Stakes, Vagrancy Handicap, New York Stallion Series, Brooklyn Handicap, Ladies Handicap, Gotham Stakes, Bernard Baruch Handicap, Toboggan Handicap
2004: â Brooklyn Handicap, Ladies Handicap, Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes, Florida Derby, National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, Jamaica Handicap, Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap
2005: â Noble Damsel Breeders' Cup Handicap, Stymie Handicap, Gotham Stakes, Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap, Bernard Baruch Handicap
2006: â Dominion Day Stakes, Kings Point Handicap, Indiana Derby, Toboggan Handicap, Fall Highweight Handicap
2007: â Pacific Classic Stakes, Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap, Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap, Norfolk Stakes (United States), Baldwin Stakes
Racing Awards
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey (1981), Eddie Arcaro Award from the New York Turf Writers Association, Mike Venezia Memorial Award (2003), George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (2008)