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Eugene A. Rodriguez

Eugene Rodriguez
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Matanzas, Cuba
Birth date November 14, 1916
Death date October 23, 1996
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Del Mar Handicap (1940)
La Jolla Handicap (1940)
Santa Catalina Nursery Stakes (1940)
Grey Handicap (1956)
Shady Well Stakes (1956)
Seagram Cup (1956)
Breeders' Stakes (1956)
Marine Stakes (1957)
Vandal Stakes (1958)
Woodbine Oaks (1958)
Honours
Oriental Park Racetrack Hall of Fame (1980)
Significant horses
Canadian Champ

Eugene A. Rodriguez (November 14, 1916 - October 23, 1996) was a Cuban-born jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing.

Born in Matanzas, Cuba, Rodriguez began his career in racing at Oriental Park in Havana, a racetrack which in 1980 would induct him in their Hall of Fame. After emigrating to the United States, he competed at racetracks in California where he won a riding title at Del Mar Racetrack in 1940. He went on to race in New York State, New Jersey, Florida as well as in Toronto, Canada during the latter part of the 1950s. In Toronto he won a number of stakes races at Woodbine Racetrack and the autumn 1956 riding title at Greenwood Raceway. Rodriguez notably was aboard the future Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame colt Canadian Champ for his wins in the 1956 Seagram Cup and the Breeders' Stakes.

References

  • Jockey's Guild: History of Race Riding by the staff of Turner Publishing Company (1999) ISBN 978-1563114564




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