2018 Kentucky Derby Jockey Facts and Trends

Jockey John Velazquez guides Always Dreaming to victory in the 2017 Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography It was the most improbable of victories—an unknown longshot named Mine That Bird surging past his more heralded rivals to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby at the stunning odds of 50-1. While Mine That Bird deserves much of the credit for his unforgettable triumph on the first Saturday in May—you don’t win the Derby without talent!—there’s no doubt that jockey Calvin Borel [...]

Jockey Robby Albarado Continues to Excel at the Fair Grounds

One of the best tracks in the United States is the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Along with excellent racing, there's a jockey that rides down at the Fair Grounds in the bayou who has quietly carved out a hall of fame career. Robby Albarado may not be as popular as the well-known jockeys who ride at Santa Anita, Belmont and Gulfstream Park. But, Albarado has been as good as almost any jockey in the world during during the past [...]