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Chuck C. Lopez

Chuck Lopez
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York
Birth date August 4, 1960
Career wins 3,500+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Lamplighter Handicap (1994)
Miss Woodford Stakes (1995)
Jerome Handicap (1996)
Excelsior Handicap (1997, 2003, 2008)
Gallant Fox Handicap (1997, 1998, 2001)
Hollie Hughes Handicap (1998)
Sorority Stakes (1998)
Bed O' Roses Handicap (2000)
Oceanport Stakes (2001)
Sapling Stakes (2002)
Rumson Stakes (2003)
Jersey Derby (2004)
Molly Pitcher Stakes (2004)
Longfellow Stakes (2007)
Philip H. Iselin Stakes (2007)
Holy Bull Stakes (2008)
Red Smith Handicap (2008)
General George Handicap (2009)
Racing awards
Leading rider at Meadowlands Racetrack (1979, 2003)
Leading rider at Monmouth Park (1998)
Significant horses
Gottcha Gold

Charles C. "Chuck" Lopez (born August 4, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American jockey in Thoroughbred horse racing. Recorded as "Charles," he is the son of jockey Carlos Lopez, Sr.. His own son, Erick, is also a jockey.

Lopez began his professional riding career at Keystone Racetrack in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania where he got his first win aboard Foolish Tracy on January 15, 1979. He was the leading rider at Meadowlands Racetrack in 1979 and 2003 and at Monmouth Park Racetrack in 1998.



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