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Jorge Tejeira

Jorge Tejeira
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Panama
Birth date c. 1949
Career wins 3,419
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins
Metropolitan Handicap (1970)
San Pasqual Handicap (1970)
Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap (1970)
Manhattan Handicap (1971)
Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (1972)
Santa Ynez Stakes (1973)
Bing Crosby Handicap (1974)
Las Palmas Handicap (1974)
Red Bank Handicap (1974)
Arlington Handicap (1975)
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (1975)
Las Flores Handicap (1975)
Molly Pitcher Handicap (1975)
San Simeon Handicap (1975)
Test Stakes (1975)
Santa Anita Derby (1975)
San Luis Rey Handicap (1975)
Razorback Handicap (1976)
Salvator Mile Handicap (1976)
Santa Anita Handicap (1976)
Matchmaker Stakes (1977)
Rebel Stakes (1977)
Sorority Stakes (1979)
Cornhusker Handicap (1984)
Colfax Maid Stakes (1984)
Hanshin Cup (1985)
Sapling Stakes (1999)
Significant horses
Nodouble, Avatar, Royal Glint, Miss Tokyo

Jorge Enrique Tejeira (born c. 1949) is a retired Panamanian jockey in United States Thoroughbred horse racing. He rode at venues across the United States and won a number of riding titles including seasonal/annual championships at Philadelphia Park Racetrack in Pennsylvania and in California at Del Mar Racetrack and Santa Anita Park.

Tejeira was born in a small town about two hundred miles from Panama City.

On June 16, 1976, Tejeira put his name in the record books by winning eight races in a single day. He won three at Keystone Racetrack near Philadelphia and five at Atlantic City Race Course in New Jersey. He retired from racing having won 3,419 races.

References

  • 2008 American Racing Manual, Daily Racing Form Publications.



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