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Joe Bravo (jockey)

Joe Bravo
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.
Birth date September 10, 1971
Career wins 4,000+ (ongoing)
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Long Branch Stakes (1994, 1996, 2004)
Pennsylvania Derby (1994, 2003, 2008)
Eatontown Handicap (1995)
Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes
(1995, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006)
Cowdin Stakes (1996)
Donn Handicap (1997)
Mount Vernon Stakes (1997)
Sapling Stakes (1997, 2000, 2006)
Fred W. Hooper Handicap (1998)
Cliff Hanger Stakes (1998)
Tropical Park Derby (1998)
Vagrancy Handicap (1998)
Jamaica Handicap (1999)
Oceanport Stakes (1999)
Matchmaker Stakes (1999, 2003, 2008)
Salvator Mile Handicap (1999, 2008, 2009)
Endeavour Stakes (2000)
Aqueduct Handicap (2001)
Lamplighter Handicap (2001, 2006)
Carry Back Stakes (2003)
Red Bank Stakes (2001, 2003)
Frances A. Genter Stakes (2003)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (2004)
Haskell Invitational Handicap (2004)
Whimsical Stakes (2004)
Spectacular Bid Stakes (2004)
Victory Ride Stakes (2004)
Cotillion Handicap (2006)
Knickerbocker Handicap (2006)
Canadian Stakes (2008)
Long Branch Stakes (2009)
Sorority Stakes (2009)
Significant horses
Formal Gold, Henny Hughes, Xchanger, Notional

Joe Bravo (born September 10, 1971 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. The son and grandson of jockeys, he began his professional career in Thoroughbred flat racing at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida during the latter end of 1988.

According to his NTRA profile, Joe Bravo has dominated the New Jersey racing circuit since the early 1990s. He has won nine riding titles at Meadowlands Racetrack and thirteen at Monmouth Park. He got his big break in 1997 when he rode Formal Gold to his victories that year. Bravo has won the Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup Stakes five times including three straight from 2004 through 2006.

Joe Bravo makes his home in Eatontown, New Jersey and Aventura, Florida.



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