Jockeys' Guild Elects Senate Members

Several QH jockeys sit in senate.

Press Release

Jockeys’ Guild members have elected 27 people to the organization’s Senate, including seven new Senate members. The people are elected by fellow members of the Guild, with nine from each of three regions (eastern, central, western).

The new Senate members are Russell Baze, Dennis Carr, Julien Leparoux, Leslie Mawing, Irad Ortiz, Jr., Jesus Sanchez and Elvis Trujillo.

Among other responsibilities, the Senate determines the levels of dues and assessments and selects the Board members, including Chairman of the Board. Senate members are elected for two-year terms and will be formally inducted at the Guild’s Annual Meeting to be held in Hollywood, Florida, on January 19 and 20.

“The Guild sincerely appreciates the work and support of the previous Senate members and looks forward to working with the newly elected members to further the goals of the Guild,” said Terry Meyocks, National Manager of the Jockeys’ Guild. “The Guild is the organization providing a voice for the riders in the industry and it is essential that we have dedicated jockeys who are actively involved.”

The list of Guild Senate members follows:

Joe Bravo
Abel Castellano, Jr.
Javier Castellano
Mike Luzzi
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Edgar Prado
Sheldon Russell
Jesus Sanchez
John R. Velazquez

Robby Albarado
Alex Birzer
Joel Campbell
Jon Court
James Graham
Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Julien Leparoux
Glen Murphy
Rodney Prescott

Russell Baze
Dennis Carr
G.R. Carter Jr.
Cody Jensen
Casey Lambert
Leslie Mawing
Mike Smith
Joe Talamo
Elvis Trujillo

For more information, contact the Jockeys’ Guild at (859) 523-5625 or 1-866-465-6257. Jockeys’ Guild, Inc. is the organization representing professional jockeys in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in the United States It was founded in May 1940 and has approximately 1,150 members, including active, retired and disabled jockeys. The purpose is to protect jockeys, strive to achieve a safer racing environment, to obtain improved insurance and other benefits for members and to monitor developments in local, state and federal laws affecting the racing industry, and in particular, the jockeys. More information at and

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