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Velazquez Sets US Money Record

Tuesday, 22nd November 2005

John Velazquez has "surpassed Jerry Bailey's single-season earnings record for North American jockeys", reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Velazquez (US Eclipse Award winner for outstanding jockey in 2004) took his single-season purse earnings to US$23,356,456 during the weekend meeting at Aqueduct in New York; Bailey set the previous mark in 2003 at US$23,354,960. Among Velazquez's 12 Gr1 wins this season was a victory in the US$6 million Dubai World Cup aboard Roses In May on March 29 at Nad al Sheba.)

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