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Elvis Trujillo

Elvis Trujillo
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Panama City, Panama
Birth date October 7, 1983
Career wins 1,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Cornhusker Handicap (2006, 2007)
Ballerina Stakes (2007)
Forward Gal Stakes (2007)
Smile Sprint Handicap (2007)
W. L. McKnight Handicap (2007, 2008)
Carry Back Stakes (2008)
Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (2009)
Mac Diarmida Handicap (2009, 2010)
United Nations Stakes (2009)
Molly Pitcher Stakes (2009)
Orchid Handicap (2010)
Princess Rooney Handicap (2010)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (2007)
Significant horses
Forever Together, Presious Passion, Maryfield

Elvis Raúl Trujillo (born October 7, 1983 in Panama City, Panama) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing best known for riding Maryfield to victory in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint which that year was his big break. He is one of two jockeys in American racing whose mother was an Elvis Presley fan and who named their son in his honor. The other is Elvis Perrodin who was born in 1956, the year the Rock and Roll singer emerged as a mega star. [1]

Trujillo rode for in his native Panama and in Mexico City before emigrating to the United States in 2001 where that fall he got his first win at Hollywood Park Racetrack.

In 2009, Trujillo was the leading rider at Monmouth Park with 129 wins in 601 starts, beating Eddie Castro, Carlos H. Marquez, Jr. and Joe Bravo in the overall standings.

Elvis, is historically known for jumping off of horses, or "taking dives." It has been rumored that he is in cahoots with other jockeys in the clubhouse before races. He bets on and takes bets on races in which he purposely falls off the horse when that horse is one of the favorites. Also, Elvis can not win a big race at Monmouth Park. He will come in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th, but can not and will not win a big race ever.



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