Flat Jockeys--Latin America
Argentinian Jockeys by Raul Bayardi & Son

Pablo Gustavo Falero has won over 3,000 races! Photos supplied by Raul Bayardi and son Pablo G Falero (Arg)

Jacinto R Herrera, top jockey in Argentina. Photos supplied by Raul Bayardi and son Jacinto Rafael Herrera (Arg)

Ruben Emilio Laitan. Has ridden over 1,500 winners. Photos supplied by Raul Bayardi and son Ruben Emilio Laitan (Arg)

Irineo Leguisamo, the Gordon Richards of Argentina who won 21 jockeys' championships between 1923-52.
Born in Arerungua, Uruguay, on 20.10.03, he first made his mark at the Salto racetrack in Uruguay. 
On 20.08.22, he won his first race at Palermo on Tamarindo. 
In 52 years of riding, he rode in 12,700 races, winning 3,200, of which 500 were Classics.
His last two winners came at the ripe age of 70 at Palermo riding Bablino and on Mac Honor at San Isidro on 16.12.73. 
In all he won 21 Argentinian titles, 14 of them consecutively from 1923-36 and then: 1939, 1941,1942,1944,1945,1950 y 1952.
Biography and photo supplied by Raul J Bayardi Irineo Leguisamo (Arg)

Photos supplied by Raul Bayardi and son Juan Carlos Noriega (Arg)

Angel-Francisco Parra, top jockey in Venezuela. Only the 3rd jockey to win 2,000 races in Venezuela. Angel-Francisco Parra (Venez)

Photos supplied by Raul Bayardi and son Juan Jose Paule (Arg)

Pedro Robles, top jockey in Argentina. Photos suppplied by Raul Bayardi and son Pedro R. Robles (Arg)

Edwin Talaverano, top jockey in Argentina. Photos supplied by Raul Bayardi and son Edwin Talaverano (Arg)

Juan Vicente Tovar, top jockey in Venezuela. Read his fan page Juan Vicente Tovar (Venez)

Jorge Valdivieso, the greatest jockey in Argentina in recent times. Valdivieso has ridden over 4,000 winners. Photos supplied by Raul Bayardi and son Jorge Valdivieso (Arg)

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