2020 Kentucky Derby Jockeys To Watch

Who are some Kentucky Derby jockeys to watch for this year? Ready for some Kentucky Derby online betting? Being a horse racing jockey is one of the most difficult jobs in all of sports. On one hand, you’re always putting your life at risk each time you step on the track. On the other, finding good mounts can be a challenge as well.

Just being on a Kentucky Derby horse is an accomplishment for many jockeys. Actually winning the big race is an accomplishment all unto itself. Let’s look at these jockeys who could have Derby mounts in 2020.

Mario Gutierrez

When Doug O’Neill has won trained the Kentucky Derby winner, Mario Gutierrez was the rider each time. It’s important to keep trainer/jockey combos in mind when seeking out the eventual Kentucky Derby winner. Gutierrez and O’Neill seem to have a chemistry that extends beyond the track. Could the California based duo saddle up another winner at the Kentucky Derby?

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Mike Smith

The living legend Mike Smith might be known best for his mount on Justify, the last horse to win the coveted Triple Crown. Smith has been a staple at the Kentucky Derby and his hard work and determination give him an edge over other jockeys. Also based in California, Smith’s work ethic has spilled over into Kentucky Derby successes including an upset win in 2005 on 50/1 longshot Giacomo.

John Velazquez

Affectionately known as “Johnny V,” John Velazquez has won the Kentucky Derby twice and he is always a threat to win the big race regardless of his mount. John Velazquez last won the Derby atop Always Dreaming and he frequently teams up with Todd Pletcher to ride his best horses on the first Saturday in May. John Velazquez is a future hall of fame jockey given his length in the sport and he continues to get the job done in big races late into his career.

March 8, 2020 by : Posted in futures No Comments

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