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Julien Leparoux

Julien Leparoux
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Julien Leparoux aboard Gorella, 2006 Beverly D. Stakes
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Senlis, Oise, France
Birth date July 15, 1983
Career wins ongoing
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

Just A Game Handicap (2006)
First Lady Stakes (2006, 2008)
Spinster Stakes (2006)
Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (2007)
Beverly D. Stakes (2006)
Arlington Handicap (2006, 2007)
Secretariat Stakes (2007)
Cash Call Mile (2007)
Golden Rod Stakes (2007)
Victory Ride Stakes (2007)
American Oaks (2008)
Regret Stakes (2008)
Pan Zareta Handicap (2008)
Diana Handicap (2008, 2009)
West Virginia Derby (2008)
Sunshine Millions Classic (2009)
Holy Bull Stakes (2009)
Oaklawn Handicap (2009)
Santa Anita Handicap (2009)
Bonnie Miss Stakes (2009)
Jenny Wiley Stakes (2009)
Churchill Downs Stakes (2009)
Turf Classic Stakes (2009)
Lone Star Park Handicap (2009)
Humana Distaff Handicap (2009)
Northern Dancer Stakes (2009)
Chicago Handicap (2009)
Churchill Downs Debutante Stakes (2009)
Modesty Handicap (2009)
Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (2009)
Falls City Handicap (2009)
Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (2009)
Personal Ensign Stakes (2009)
Allaire duPont Distaff Stakes (2009)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (2007)
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2008)
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (2009)
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (2009)
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (2009)
Racing awards
United States Champion Jockey by wins (2006)
United States Champion Apprentice Jockey (2006)
Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey (2009)
Significant horses
Nownownow, Forever Together, She Be Wild, Informed Decision

Julien R. Leparoux (born July 15, 1983 in Senlis, Oise, France) is a Champion jockey currently racing in the United States.

Leparoux, grew up in a racing family, the son of a jockey turned assistant trainer. He worked at the Chantilly Racecourse as a stable hand and in January 2003 emigrated to California to work as an exercise rider for fellow Frenchman, trainer Patrick Biancone. He embarked on his professional riding career in the summer of 2005 at Saratoga Race Course where he earned his first win on August 18th. He finished the 2006 Saratoga meet with 28 wins, the most in track history by an apprentice. In 2006 he was also the leading winning jockey during the Turfway Park winter/spring meet, Churchill Downs spring/summer meet, and Keeneland Race Course spring meet (where he tied with Rafael Bejarano).

For 2006, Julien Leparoux got his big break by his wins of 403 races to lead all jockeys in the United States. His total wins and earnings of $12,491,316 for the year were the most by an apprentice jockey in racing history. He was voted the 2006 Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey.

In 2007 Leparoux again won riding titles at Turfway's winter/spring meet, Keeneland's spring meet and Churchill Downs' spring/summer meet. His was the first apprentice to win a riding title at Keeneland.

On June 27, 2007, Leparoux became only the fifth jockey in the 133 year history of Churchill Downs to ride six winners on a single card. On November 11, 2008 he rode seven winners on a single racecard at Churchill Downs, tying a twenty-four-year-old record set by Pat Day on June 20, 1984. [1]

Breeders Cup 2009 was a career best for Julien. He became the 2nd jockey in history to win 3 breeders cup races in a single year following Garret Gomez. He also was the only jocky to win multiple Breeders Cup races and that garnered him the Shoemaker Award and left him with a career best in earnings and put him in the leaders spot as far as money earned nationally among jockeys.

Julien joined a group of the most celebrated jockeys in history when on January 18, 2010 it was announced he had received the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey 2009.

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