Puerto Rican jockey celebrates 4th Kentucky Derby win


Jockeys are usually short, light men!! This is one ‘TALL BORICUA”!! … “Puerto Rican jockey John Velázquez won his fourth title at Churchill Downs, leading the three-year-old colt Medina Spirit to the 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, the first Triple Crown race of the equestrian season in the United States.”

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EFE writes that Puerto Rican jockey John Velázquez won his fourth title at Churchill Downs, leading the three-year-old colt Medina Spirit to the 147th edition of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, the first Triple Crown race of the equestrian season in the United States. Here are excerpts from an article by Mark Story.

For anyone who is discouraged in the pursuit of a dream, theKentucky Derby career of jockey John Velazqueznow stands as an ultimate testament to never giving up.

Even as Velazquez established himself as one of the premier riders in North American Thoroughbred racing in the first decade of the 21st century, his luck in our nation’s signature horse race was all buzzard’s.

Over the first 11 shots Velazquez got to win the Derby, he failed every time. His personal Kentucky Derby race chart was filled with finishes such as 19th (three times), 15th and…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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