MundoAndino Home : Peru Andes Travel: Peru culture, lodging, travel, and tours

Jose Valdivia, Jr.

Jose Valdivia, Jr. is a jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing. The son of a top South American jockey, he is the nephew of retired jockey Fernando Toro and trainer, Juan Suarez. He and his family moved to the United States in 1989 and settled in the West Palm Beach, Florida area where his father worked as a trainer.

In 1974, Jose Valdivia, Jr. began his professional riding career as an apprentice at Belmont Park, earning his first win in just his third start. Riding for fellow Peruvian, trainer Julio Canani, his most important win to date came aboard Val Royal when he won the 2001 Breeders' Cup Mile at Belmont Park.

Related websites

Jose Valdivia, Jr. at the NTRA

Didn't find what you were looking for.
Need more information for your travel research or homework?
Ask your questions at the forum about Peruvian-Americans or help others to find answers.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Jose Valdivia, Jr.

Disclaimer - Privacy Policy - 2009