Jockey Bios

Top Jockeys at Golden Gate Fields

Frank Alvarado

Frank Alvarado

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.   

 

Had 3,017 career victories through July 22, 2014.  

 

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.   

 

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.
 
The world’s winningest jockey, Baze had 12,315 career victories through July 22, 2014.  His rival for world supremacy in victories, Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo, had 12,230 wins through July 20, 2014. 
 
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

 
Finished second in the jockey standings at the 2013-2014 winter/spring meeting with 105 victories. 
 
In early summer of 2014 he captured stakes at three different tracks, taking the Golden Poppy at Golden Gate Fields with Luscious Lonna, the Seattle Handicap at Emerald Downs with City by the Bay, and the Oak Tree Sprint at Pleasanton with Streamside.
 
Has ranked among the leading riders in Northern California since his arrival in the Bay Area in 2010.