Heliodoro Gustines

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Heliodoro Gustines
OccupationJockey
Born1940
Panama City, Panama
Career winsNot found
Major racing wins
Queens County Handicap (1960, 1967)
Man O' War Stakes (1961)
New York Handicap (1961, 1970)
Edgemere Handicap (1962)
Coaching Club American Oaks (1963)
United Nations Handicap (1964)
Stuyvesant Handicap (1964, 1976)
Woodbine Oaks Stakes (1965)
Ladies Handicap (1967)
Comely Stakes (1968)
Tremont Stakes (1968)
Dwyer Stakes (1968, 1973)
Saranac Handicap (1968, 1973)
Woodward Stakes (1968, 1974, 1975)
Prince of Wales Stakes (1969)
Monmouth Handicap (1970)
Morris Handicap (1971)
Cowdin Stakes (1973)
E. P. Taylor Stakes (1974)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (1974)
Vosburgh Stakes (1974)
Carter Handicap (1974, 1975)
Brooklyn Handicap (1974, 1975, 1976)
Metropolitan Handicap (1976) American Classic Race wins:
Belmont Stakes (1968)
Significant horses
Stage Door Johnny, Lamb Chop, Forego

Heliodoro Gustines (born 1940 in Panama City, Panama) is a retired Panamanian-born jockey and horse trainer. In 1967, TIME magazine called him "the best grass-course rider in the United States."[citation needed]

Although Gustines is best known as a jockey on many of U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Forego, the most important win in his riding career came in an American Classic Triple Crown race on June 1, 1968, when he rode Stage Door Johnny to victory in 2:27 1/5 in the Belmont Stakes. The following year, aboard Sharp-Eyed Quillo, he won the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes.

After retiring as a jockey, Heliodoro Gustines took up training.

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