Martin A. Pedroza

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Martin Pedroza
Occupation Jockey
Born July 20, 1965
Panama City, Panama
Career wins 3,346 (ongoing)
Major racing wins
Los Angeles Handicap (1983)
Graduation Stakes (1989)
Santa Anita Handicap (1989)
Landaluce Stakes
(1990, 1991, 1992, 1996)
Chula Vista Handicap (1991)
Hoist The Flag Stakes (1991)
Honeymoon Handicap (1991)
Las Flores Handicap (1991)
Sorority Stakes (1991)
A Gleam Handicap (1992)
Morvich Handicap (1992)
Santa Paula Stakes (1992)
California Breeders' Champion Stakes (1993)
San Simeon Handicap (1993, 2008)
Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes (2003)
Texas Mile Stakes (2003)
Ancient Title Stakes (1994)
San Miguel Stakes (1994, 2003)
Del Mar Debutante Stakes (1995)
Hutcheson Stakes (1995)
El Camino Real Derby (1996)
Haggin Stakes (1998)
Westchester Stakes (1998)
Native Diver Handicap (2004)
San Gabriel Handicap (2004)
Bayakoa Handicap (2005)
John C. Mabee Handicap (2005)
Real Quiet Stakes (2005)
Cinema Handicap (2006)
Hawthorne Handicap (2006)
San Antonio Handicap (2006)
San Francisco Mile Stakes (2006)
San Luis Obispo Handicap (2006)
Santa Maria Handicap (2006)
Cougar II Handicap (2007)
Del Mar Derby (2007)
Affirmed Handicap (2008)
Daytona Handicap (2008)
Playa Del Rey Stakes (2008)
Triple Bend Invitational Handicap (2010)
Tokyo City Cup (2011)
Cigar Mile Handicap (2014)
Racing awards

Leading apprentice jockey at Santa Anita (1983)
Leading apprentice jockey at Oak Tree (1983)
Leading apprentice jockey at Los Alimitos (1983)
Leading jockey at Fairplex Park
(1989, 1999-2010)

Leading jockey at Hollywood Park
(Fall, 2005)
Honours
Fairplex Park Hall of Fame (2009)
Significant horses
Martial Law

Martin A. Pedroza (born July 20, 1965 in Panama City, Panama) is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing.

Pedroza trained at the Panama jockey school and in 1981 rode his first winner at Hipódromo Presidente Remón in Panama City. He emigrated to California for the 1983 racing season where he won more races than any other apprentice jockey during three meets at Santa Anita Park, Oak Tree and Los Alamitos.[1]

Major racing accomplishments[edit]

Martin Pedroza won six consecutive races at Santa Anita Park on October 31, 1992, equaling that track's record held by Steve Valdez in 1973 and equalled by Darrel McHargue in 1979 and by Laffit Pincay Jr. in 1987 and Patrick Valenzuela in 1988.[2] Of the four record holders, only Pedroza earned his wins in successive races. In 2008, he won his 3000th career race at Fairplex Park on a day when he won a record seven races then followed up with another seven-race win day just two days later.[3]

At the 2005 Hollywood Park 2005 fall meet, Martin Pedroza won more races than any other jockey and in 2010 he won his thirteenth riding title at Fairplex Park, twelve of which have been consecutive since 1999. Pedroza's longtime agent is Richie Silverstein [4]

As at August 28, 2011, Martin Pedroza has won 3,346 races.

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000–present) Peak
position
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2000 63
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2001 66
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2002 83
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2003 56
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2004 63
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2005 37
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2006 42
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2007 59
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2008 62
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2010 67
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2011 42
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2012 47
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013 52
National Earnings List for Jockeys 2015 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Pedroza's biography Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine. NTRA, accessed July 13, 2011.
  2. ^ Oak Tree Racing Association 2010 Media Guide, p. 21
  3. ^ "Pedroza wins seven twice in three days" Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine. NTRA article September 8, 2008, accessed July 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Fairplex Park Newsroom - September 27, 2010 Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.