||Mark Anderson: |
Born: August 14, 1977
Height: 5' 7" Weight: 119 lbs.
Born in Grand Island, Nebraska, this 14-year riding veteran has spent the last several years riding summers at Assiniboia Downs in Winnipeg, Canada, and winters at Portland Meadows, including a second-place finish with 71 wins at the 2010-11 meeting.
||William Antongeorgi III: |
Born: March 23, 1988
Height: 5' 3" Weight: 109 lbs.
The son of a jockey, this EmD newcomer recorded his first professional victory Dec. 4, 2005 at Hollywood Park on the filly Five O’Clock. Has ridden mainly in Northern California, where his best finish was third with 88 victories at the 2008-09 Golden Gate Fields meeting. Cites the Greg Gilchrist-trained mare Victorina as the best horse he’s ridden.
Born: May 23, 1989
Height: 5' 2" Weight: 119 lbs
A native of Barbados, he notched his first victory at Hastings Park in 2007 and rode 23 winners this winter at Portland Meadows. Shares the same jockeys’ agent, David Singer, as Eliska Kubinova.
Born: February 12, 1984
Height: 5' 4" Weight: 114lbs
Zacatecas, Mexico native earned Emerald Downs’ Top Riding Achievement in 2011 after riding 33 winners over the final two months. Rode his first career stakes winner, E Z Kitty, in the 2011 John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, and also is regular rider on the popular claiming horse Buddy Dave.
||Joe Crispin: |
Born: January 1, 1961
Height: 5'4" Weight: 110 lbs.
Began riding at cattle ranches in native South Dakota.
Began jockey career in northern California in late 1970s.
Moved tack to Oregon in 1995.
||Juan Gutierrez: |
Born: August 6, 1969 - Jalisco, Mexico
Height: 5'3" Weight: 118 lbs.
Learned to ride on his grandfather's farm in Mexico City at age 8. Emerald Downs debut April 15, 2000 - first win, April 28, 2000.
Born: October 19, 1966
Height: 5'4" Weight: 116 lbs.
Returned to riding in 2004 following a 12-year hiatus and proceed to win 52 races and finish eighth in the standings. The lone woman rider to score two stakes wins in one day at EmD, September 17, 2006.
Born: December 29, 1988
Height: 5'3" Weight: 105 lbs.
Born and raised in Czech Republic where she attended jockeys’ school and rode briefly. Posted her first American win on 26-to-1 long shot Get Going, Sept. 10, 2011 at Emerald Downs. Finished second with 60 wins this winter at Portland Meadows, including a six-win day March 7 and a five-win day Feb. 29.
Born: December 22, 1971 - Mexico City
Height: 5' 2" Weight: 114 lbs.
First career victory June 28, 1997 on Kenzeal at Los Alamitos. Spent the early part of his career riding primarily at Bay Meadows, Golden Gate and the Northern California fair circuit.
Born: January 27, 1974 - South Africa
Height: 5' 6" Weight: 114 lbs.
Career victory No. 1000 on Feb. 26, 2005 aboard Wata Sunrise at Turf Paradise. Rode maiden-breaker June 19, 1994 at Les Bois Park.
Born: August 15, 1962 - Denver, CO
Height: 5' Weight: 115 lbs.
In addition to being a jockey, Mitchell also works as a stunt rider, appearing in the movies "Seabiscuit," "Little Big Man," "Planet of the Apes," and the new HBO series "Luck."
Born: October 12, 1970 - Clonmel, Ireland
Height: 5'4" Weight: 114 lbs.
Skelly won his first race aboard Don Icecapade, July 9, 1994, at Hollywood Park for trainer Wesley Ward. There were four Hall of Fame jockeys riding in the race—Gary Stevens, Laffit Pincay Jr., Kent Desormeaux and Eddie Delahoussaye.
Born: April 25, 1985 - Guanajuato, Mexico
Height: 5'7" Weight: 118 lbs.
First career win aboard U.C. Merced Two July 25, 2009 at Solano, CA. In 2010, Pedro was a rookie sensation at EmD with 65 wins, the second highest total by an apprentice jockey in track history.
Born: June 23, 1971 - Woodinville, WA
Height: 5' Weight: 97 lbs.
All-time leading female rider at Emerald Downs with 382 wins and 16 stakes wins. Became the first woman rider to win the Longacres Mile by piloting Wasserman to a dramatic 10-to-1 upset in the 2008 Longacres Mile. Whitaker and Wasserman combined for four stakes wins in 2008, all in photo finishes.