Frank Alvarado

Birth Date: November 10, 1968
Birth Place: Panama City, Panama

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

• Won the last race ever run at Bay Meadows, the Last Dance Stakes on Aug. 17, 2008, aboard You Lift Me Up

• Has won 16 graded stakes, including four Grade 2 events: the Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct and the Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel with Lottsa Talc in 1996, the Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct with Tara Roma in 1994, and the Del Mar Invitational Derby at Del Mar with Eternity Star in 1991

• Has twice gone a perfect 5-for-5 at Golden Gate Fields, winning with all five of his mounts on Dec. 1, 2004, and duplicating the feat on Feb. 24, 2012 


Additional Information:

• Came to the United Stakes in 1990 and notched his first U.S. victory at Gulfstream Park in Florida  

• Moved tack to Southern California in 1991, then to New York in 1993

• Returned to Southern California in 1997 before moving to the Bay Area in 2000


First Winner:

Gold Son, April 24, 1984, Presidente Remon Racetrack, Panama


Notable Northern California Stakes Wins:

All American: 2012 Hudson Landing; 2007 McCann’s Mojave

Ascot H.: 2000 Designed for Luck

Bay Meadows H.: 2007 Now Victory

Bay Meadows Sprint H.: 2008 Bonfante 

Berkeley H.: 2008 McCann’s Mojave

El Camino Real Derby: 2000 Remember Sheikh