Jockey Stories

What does it take to be a jockey in the Kentucky Derby? In Jockey Stories visitors can learn about the extraordinary strength and skill that make Thoroughbred jockeys the fittest athletes of any professional sport.

A special new part of Jockey Stories is the completely bi-lingual feature A Las Carreras (To the Races) about the rise to prominence of Latin and Central American riders in Derby history. Enjoy the rich history of the trailblazing Latino jockeys—from Panama to Peru, Venezuela to Puerto Rico—who paved the way for contemporary stars like John Velazquez.