Jockey Bios

Top Jockeys at Golden Gate Fields

Frank Alvarado

Frank Alvarado

Career Highlights:

• 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   

• Recorded his 3,000th win in North America on June 6, 2014 when he guided Curly Girly to victory in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields

Russell Baze

Russell Baze

Residence: Portola Valley, Calif. 
Family: Wife, Tami; daughters, Trinity, Brandi and Cassie; son, Gable
 
Career Highlights:
Inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2012
Dennis Carr

Dennis Carr

 
 
Had 2,821 career victories through July 22, 2014.
 
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

Career Highlights:
Won the 2013 Santa Rosa and 2014 Stockton riding titles
Captured four of the six stakes races at Santa Rosa in 2013