Eddie Castro

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Eddie Castro
OccupationJockey
BornApril 10, 1959
Los Santos Province, Panama
Career wins1,500+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours and awards
Major racing wins

Galaxy Stakes (2004)
Spinster Stakes (2005)
Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (2006)
Sunshine Millions Turf (2006)
Eatontown Handicap (2006)
Gardenia Handicap (2006)
Sorority Stakes (2006)
Sunshine Millions Distaff (2007)
Molly Pitcher Stakes (2007)
Just A Game Handicap (2007)
Spectacular Bid Stakes (2007)
Lamplighter Stakes (2008)
Longfellow Stakes (2008)
Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (2008)
Mac Diarmida Handicap (2008)
Bonnie Miss Stakes (2008)
Select Stakes (2008)
Dearly Precious Stakes (2009)
Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (2009)
Pennsylvania Derby (2009)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Mile (2006)
Racing awards
U.S. Champion Apprentice Jockey (2003)
Significant horses
Miesque's Approval, My Typhoon
 
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Eddie Castro
OccupationJockey
BornApril 10, 1959
Los Santos Province, Panama
Career wins1,500+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours and awards
Major racing wins

Galaxy Stakes (2004)
Spinster Stakes (2005)
Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (2006)
Sunshine Millions Turf (2006)
Eatontown Handicap (2006)
Gardenia Handicap (2006)
Sorority Stakes (2006)
Sunshine Millions Distaff (2007)
Molly Pitcher Stakes (2007)
Just A Game Handicap (2007)
Spectacular Bid Stakes (2007)
Lamplighter Stakes (2008)
Longfellow Stakes (2008)
Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (2008)
Mac Diarmida Handicap (2008)
Bonnie Miss Stakes (2008)
Select Stakes (2008)
Dearly Precious Stakes (2009)
Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes (2009)
Pennsylvania Derby (2009)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Mile (2006)
Racing awards
U.S. Champion Apprentice Jockey (2003)
Significant horses
Miesque's Approval, My Typhoon

Eddie Castro (born April 10, 1985) is a Panamanian-born jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing.

Life and career[edit]

He grew up on a produce farm in Panama where he learned to ride saddle horses.

Influenced by the accomplishments of other local jockeys, Castro attended the Panamanian jockey school and began riding in races in December 2002.

In just over three months he rode thirty-six winners in Panama then decided to move to the United States where he debuted on April 16, 2003, at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Although his fellow apprentice jockeys had more a three-and-a-half month head start, Castro wrapped up the year as the winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. And 2003 was his big break.

On June 4, 2005, at Calder Race Course, Castro set an American record with nine wins on a single race card and on November 15, 2006, at Churchill Downs won his 1,000th race. That year, he rode Miesque's Approval to victory in the Sunshine Millions Turf and the Breeders' Cup Mile.

References[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2003–present)Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 200359
National Earnings List for Jockeys 200428
National Earnings List for Jockeys 200519
National Earnings List for Jockeys 200615
National Earnings List for Jockeys 200716
National Earnings List for Jockeys 200818
National Earnings List for Jockeys 200918
National Earnings List for Jockeys 201036
National Earnings List for Jockeys 201120
National Earnings List for Jockeys 201228