Ramon A. Dominguez
Dominguez began riding horses at age 16 in his nativeVenezuela in show jumping then turned to riding thoroughbreds in flat racing events. He emigrated to the United States where he began riding at Florida's Hialeah Park Race Track in 1996.
In 2001 he got his big break by becoming the winningest jockey in the U.S. and repeated it in 2003 and won the 2004 Isaac Murphy Award for having the highest winning percentage. In the 2006 Kentucky Derby, Dominguez rode Bluegrass Cat to a second place finish behind Barbaro.In the 2009 Breeders Cup Classic, he rode Gio Ponti to a second place finish behind Zenyatta. In March 2006 and again in January 2007, he rode five winners from eight mounts at Aqueduct Racetrack. On February 17, 2010, Ramon Dominguez won the first five races in a row at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Ramon Dominguez earned his 4,000th career win on March 19, 2010 at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack.