Jose Valdivia Junior.....112 lbs---51 kg---8st
Photo of Jose and Heat Haze supplied by Jose.
Photo of Jose on Heat Haze supplied by Jose Valdivia Jnr.Jose Valdivia Jnr. is a Breeders' Cup winning jockey and got in touch with us on JockeysRoom to be on the site.

A native of Lima, Peru, he was born on December 8th, 1974. Standing at 5 ft 3", he tacks at 112 lbs and mainly rides on the Californian top tracks of Santa Anita & Hollywood.

His first ride was on June 14th, 1994 (quite late at 19.5 years) and his first trip to the winners' circle came a month later on July 17th, 1994 when he was apprenticed to P.G.Johnson.

Jose's big race triumphs include a brilliantly ridden "come-from-behind" rush in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Val Royal. He has also won other notable Group 1 races such as the Beverley D. at Arlington and at Santa Anita: the Oak Tree Leaf, San Carlos Handicap together with the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (Group 2).

He lists Val Royal as his favourite horse with Santa Anita as his top track. His ambitions for the future include winning the US Triple Crown.

Jose can be booked for rides via his agent Tom Knust on +1.626.390.4900.

Grade 1 wins

  • 2004--Santa Anita Derby, Casteldale, Santa Anita
  • 2003---San Carlos Handicap, Aldebaran, Santa Anita
  • 2001---Breeders' Cup Mile, Val Royal, Arlington Park

    Grade 2 wins

  • 2003---Arcadia Handicap, Century City, Santa Anita
  • 2002---San Gabriel Handicap, Grammairian, Santa Anita
  • 2002---Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile, Night Patrol, Santa Anita
  • 2001---Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile, Val Royal, Santa Anita
  • 2001---Oak Leaf Stakes, Tall'sLuckybusride, Santa Anita
  • 1999---Palos Verdes Handicap, Big Jag, Santa Anita.
  • 1999---Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap, Big Jag, Santa Anita

    Grade 3 wins

  • 2003---Hawthorne Handicap, Keys to the Heart, Hollywood Park
  • 2003---Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks, Bare Necessities, Hoosier Park
  • 2002---Berkeley Handicap, Irisheyesareflying, Golden Gate Fields
  • 2001---Morvich Handicap, El Cielo, Santa Anita
  • 2000---Morvich Handicap, El Cielo, Santa Anita
  • 2000---San Simeon Handicap, El Cielo, Santa Anita
  • 2000---All American Handicap, Peach Flat, Hollywood Park
  • 1999---Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint, Big Jag.

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