Jockey Bios

Top Jockeys at Golden Gate Fields

Frank Alvarado

Frank Alvarado

 Had 2,905 career victories through September 24, 2013.

Became the first Bay Area-based jockey to win a $1 million race when he guided McCann’s Mojave to a 33-to-1 shocker in the 2007 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.   

Has been the second-leading jockey at Golden Gate Fields six times – at the 2009 Fall/Winter meeting, 2008-2009 Winter/Spring, 2008 Fall, 2008 Spring, 2007-2008 Winter, and 2004-2005 Winter.  

Russell Baze

Russell Baze

Inducted into Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1999.
 
Inducted into Canada’s Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2012.
 
North America’s winningest jockey, Baze had 12,051 career victories through September 24, 2013.  
 
Dennis Carr

Dennis Carr

 
Had 2,693 career victories through September 24, 2013.
 
Returned to Northern California in October 2012 after a five-year absence and made an immediate impact, finishing second in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings at the 2012 fall meeting with 31 wins.
 
Came right back to take second in the rider standings at the 2012-2013 winter/spring meeting at Golden Gate Fields with 105 victories.
 
Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernandez

 
Has ranked among the leading riders in Northern California since his arrival in the Bay Area in 2010.
 
Edged Hall of Famer Russell Baze 17-16 in victories to claim the riding title at the 2013 Sonoma County Fair meeting in Santa Rosa.
 
Leslie Mawing

Leslie Mawing

Had 2,105 career victories through September 24, 2013.
 
Didn’t begin his 2013 campaign until June 20 due to a shoulder injury and scored with his first mount back (Northern Smoke) at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton.
 
Finished fifth in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings at the 2013 summer meeting.
 
Won the riding championship at the 2011 Emerald Downs meeting with 129 victories and was the second-leading rider at Emerald in 2012 with 97 wins.