- Short bio: Who is John Velazquez?
- Net worth and salary: How much are John Velazquez worth?
- John Velazquez age
- Who is John Velazquez wife?
- Height and weight
- Wiki and facts
The Puerto Rico born American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey, John Velazquez is known best for his 13 Breeders’ Cup wins and four Triple Crown wins. John Velazquez was born on November 24, 1971, in Carolina, Puerto Rico. John learned to ride when he was only a year and a half in a jockey school. His parents helped a lot to groom his abilities as a horse racing jockey. John Velazquez bio has details of his height, weight, salary, net worth, and more.
Net worth and salary: How much are John Velazquez worth?
Looking at John Velazquez’s career it can be seen that he moved to the United States in 1990 and won his first race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Eventually, Velazquez went on to win his first Grade I stakes race, the Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont in 1995. It brought him to the limelight. He won the first of five riding titles at Saratoga in 1998. He went on to become the season leading jockey title in 2005 by winning 65 stakes races. He went on to race around in the U.S., Canada, and Dubai. Velazquez went on to win his first Kentucky Derby in 2011. Looking at his international wins, John Velazquez has won the Woodbine Mile 5 times, E.P. Taylor stakes in three times, the Dubai World Cup in 2005, and the King’s Stand Stakes. As per Wiki, John also won his second derby in 2017 at the age of 45.
John Velazquez was placed first in the National Earnings List for Jockeys in 2004 and 2005. John Velazquez has already been the winner of 5729 races till date. John Velazquez net worth is noted to be $ 1.63 million as per many sources. John Velazquez net worth is known to be sourced from his $ 24 million salaries over a year. John Velazquez salary is known to have been $ 307 million overall in his career thus he became the highest paid jockey ever. John Velazquez salary comes solely from his work as a horse racing jockey. His net worth and salary are proof to his hard work and enthusiasm towards racing.
John Velazquez age
John Velazquez age at present is 45. Even at this age, John has maintained to go on racing. John Velazquez has defied his age.
Who is John Velazquez wife?
John Velazquez is a married man. John Velazquez wife is known to be Leona O’Brien. His wife, Leona is the daughter of the well-known horse trainer Leo O’Brien. Together, the couple went on to have a daughter named Lerina and a son named Michael Patrick. John, despite his busy career always finds time to spend with his family. The family currently resides in New York.
Height and weight
John Velazquez height is noted to be 5 feet 6 inches. John Velazquez is known to have a weight f 50 kgs which are perfect for his height. John has a perfectly maintained figure.
Wiki and facts
John Velazquez has been a huge inspiration to many aspiring athletes. Velazquez has been honored with many awards for his remarkable jokey career. He was honored with the United States Champion Jockey by earnings in 2004 and 2005. In the same year, he also earned the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey. In 2009, John received the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. John has also been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2012.Velazquez is also currently serving the Jockey’s Guild as the board. He is also serving the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund as the board member. He is also dubbed as Johnny V.
John Velazquez is also famous on Twitter with 19.3 thousand followers who keep track o his world views and his day to day happenings. John Velazquez bio is available on many wiki sites like Wikipedia, IMDb, and more constantly viewed by his fans.