Ricky Ramirez Milestone
Champion jockey reaches 1,000 win milestone.
By Andrea Caudill | May 23, 2017
Quarter Racing Journal
Champion jockey Ricky Ramirez reached the 1,000 win milestone on May 19.
He accomplished the feat by riding Bobby Simmons’ Patriot Pearl to victory in a Remington Park allowance/optional claiming race. He joins 85 other jockeys to reach that milestone.
He was the sport’s champion jockey in 2015, and has career earnings of more than $26.4 million.
Ramirez rode his first racehorse at 13, and learned the game on the match tracks. He rode his first official races in 2003, and since then has ridden Grade 1 winners Tres Friends, Bodacious Dash, High Plains Perry, BP Cartels Alibi, Ms First Prize Rose, Miss Racy Jess, Torts On Fire, Bodacious Eagle, Famous Little Reba, Dynastys First Call, First Painted Sign, Varsity Girl and CR Tuckernuck.
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